It is sometimes objected that the conventionalist
justification is too cold-blooded: It seems to reduce the Constitution from being a quasi-sacred document, the product of the Framers' genius, to being a desiccated focal point.
Dasenbrock does show that Fish's invocation of philosophy in support of his conventionalist
position has much less merit than one might initially think.
like the author, the immediate cause is presumably incompetent experimental technique.
Absent this "thick" agreement, Walzer is led, ineluctably, back to his original conventionalist
(35.) More needs to be said about the modal conventionalist
theme in magical anti-realism.
Although realism is broadly defined to encompass many things, Gosiorek contends that the poststructuralist critique of it undertaken by Catherine Belsey, Stephen Heath, and Colin MacCabe is wrong in attributing what he calls "conventionalist
" features to "classic" realism.
For an explanation of the conventionalist
constitutional theory I endorse, see Dripps, Akhil Amar on Criminal Procedure and Constitutional Law: "Here I Go Down that Wrong Road Again," 74 N.
Although this work presents itself as a contest between "conventionalist
" and "naturalist" accounts of language, Denyer urges that it be seen as largely an effort to discover which account can best accommodate the possibility of false statement (p.
Defying the many passages that illustrate Nietzsche's conventionalist
, instrumentalist, and fictionalist anti-realism, Babich insists upon his "hyperrealism." But it seems that this 'realism' pertains to something like Lacan's (unexplicated) concept of "the Real" and presupposes an ontology of a "plurality of wills-to-power." Given her many critiques of the Nietzsche-readings of others, as well as an initial postmodernist slant, it is surprising that the idea of will-to-power is uncritically accepted as having ontological reference rather than considering the late Sarah Kofman's plausible suggestion that it may be metaphorical, a transference of a psychology of man to actuality.
Therefore, we cannot consistently and reliably make use of the economic or conventionalist
idea of rationality.
Wheeler III recognizes in Davidson what he takes to be "an early lemma" of "deconstruction," namely "the rejection of a principled line between logic and rhetoric"; Shekhar Pradhan tries to recuperate a notion of language from Davidson's critique of conventionalist
semantics; and David Gorman presents the debate that has developed over the last three decades between Davidson and Michael Dummett, endorsing Dummett's philosophy of language.
approach currently dominates antipositivist literary, cultural, and historical analysis in Europe and North America, and has fostered important contributions to theatre historiography.