- stipulate + -ive. (Wiktionary)
“Saul Kripke (1980) has drawn attention to a special kind of stipulative definition.”
“This distinction between hand and organ for grasping is not something Heidegger arrived at by studying apes in the Black Forest, but rather has a purely stipulative character.”
“So to make the domain of our discussion precise, we'll have to give it a stipulative (and hence somewhat artificial) definition.”
“One problem with Rand & her ilk is that she relies so heavily upon such tightly stipulative definitions of words that don't really reflect how language is used in real conversation (and philosophy is a conversation, not a system!).”
“Turning to set theory and then the rest of science, Quine goes on to argue that, although stipulative definition, what he calls”
“Reference-fixing stipulative definitions can be given not only for names but also for terms in other categories, e.g., common nouns.”
“Philosophers have found it tempting to explain the puzzling cases of, e.g., aprioricity by an appeal to stipulative definitions.”
“When philosophers offer definitions of, e.g., ˜know™ and ˜free™, they are not being stipulative: a lack of fit with existing usage is an objection to them.”
“Yet, stipulative definitions yield judgments with epistemological characteristics that are puzzling elsewhere.”
“An explication aims to respect some central uses of a term but is stipulative on others.”
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