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Unformatted text preview: Scholarly Definitions Scholarly definitions are context-dependent • By discipline, by time , by situation or phenomena o Allows for updating o Allows for precise situational knowledge The context-dependent role of jargon: EXAMPLES • Archeology’s “position”/ writing summary’s “position” • Lawyer’s “law” / scientific method’s “law” • Narcissism Making Abstractions Clear • In scholarship, every abstraction is defined and /or explained Week 7 Feb 10, 2016 • In Scholarship, every abstraction is accompanied by a concrete example or three • In Scholarship, every abstraction’s accompanying examples are explained as examples Careful when defining abstractions with other abstractions For example: Education is security. Careful with adjectives for example: Good education. Interesting evaluation -Emphasis-Index...
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- Winter '08
- Philosophy of language, Extensional definition, Abstractions