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For our purposes, the equation of conventionalist meaning with the
Dworkin's objections to the conventionalist conception of adjudication as a description and justification of our legal practice are part of what motivate him to offer an alternative account of adjudication, which he calls law as integrity.
NUSSBAUM, The Discernment of Perception: An Aristotelian Conception of Private and Public Rationality, in LOVE'S KNOWLEDGE 54, 55 (1990); cf MICHAEL WALZER, SPHERES OF JUSTICE: A DEFENSE OF PLURALISM AND EQUALITY 3-6 (1983) (making a conventionalist argument that the social "meanings" of various goods carry with them criteria for the social distribution of those goods, and thus that we can and must generate different metrics for justice in different "spheres").
Moreover, there are moments when the dialogue does seem to suggest a conventionalist view of law in its late focus on the character of Minos himself, a legislator whom the tradition also describes as a brutal despot.
After noting surface similarities between the Hegelian and conventionalist views, Patten disqualifies the conventionalist view because of its lack of acknowledgment of a rational basis in societal practices and institutions.
Other philosophical questions, such as that of whether we should accept a naturalist or a conventionalist theory of naming, arise in the dialogue, but are subordinate.
Kitcher defends these claims against Kantian and conventionalist rivals.
The reader should be aware, however, that this Aristotle holds to a conventionalist view of science reminiscent of Ernst Mach.
Nerlich fights many other battles, in particular against conventionalist views on simultaneity (chap.
Moreover, in contrast to a positivist or conventionalist understanding of Brandom's work, this paper shows that the possibility of a critical stance toward existing practices is not only compatible with, but already implicit in, this form of pragmatism.
Crosscultural psychology, ethnographic methods, and biculturalism are just some of the dying gasps of a conventionalist scientific community devoted to the preservation of relativistic theory, comparative methodology, and an ideological program of discriminate self-interest (1999,3).
The conventionalist approach emphasizes the artificial, synthetic nature of fictional minds and focusses on their textuality.