He has more trouble, I think, with Walton's objection, which is, in short, that to describe the terrified spectator of a horror movie as afraid of the content of a thought is to misdescribe
Political theory may need to show concern with ends individuals have through no choice of their own, but this concern is rightly subordinated to the respect shown to the ability to choose one's ends.(20) The communitarians' failure to recognize this causes them to misdescribe
the self as necessarily encumbered with particular ends.
(c) The authors misdescribe
my conclusion, since it is not my thesis that program verification is useless and possibly harmful because it provides no certainty.
To so argue is not merely to misdescribe
America's strategic situation.
particular kinds of policy response, but sometimes misdescribe
Inadequate as ostension is to explicate our referential practices, we do (somehow) extract from it the machinery to discriminate situations that our theories misdescribe
. To the objection that paradigmatically observational sentences come out theoretical, while sentences that do qualify as observational rely on explicitly theoretical concepts, Kukla replies that if all language is theory-laden and all events are in principle potentially observable then such reversals are only to be expected.
"Our troops force protection in my view is undermined by people who misdescribe
the level of protection they actually have."
Ignoring these kinds of differences means that the master category will, whatever its definition, seriously misdescribe
many of the people in it.
things, or they don't have the serial numbers, and we can't always match them up.'
Both contentions misdescribe
reality, the neoconservative economist writes, and each feeds on the other in a perverse symbiosis.
On the one hand, he might misdescribe
his problem as one of expressing in language some already existing experience which is language-independent.
"Science" itself misdescribes
it, in my opinion, very badly, and therefore, when we bring in "science," we usually don't bring in science; we bring the misdescription of science itself.