from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Capable of being corrected, reformed, or improved.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Capable of being corrected or amended: as, a corrigible defect.
- Capable of being reformed in character or conduct: as, a corrigible sinner.
- Punishable; that may be chastised for correction.
- Having power to correct; corrective.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Capable of being set right, amended, or reformed.
- adjective Submissive to correction; docile.
- adjective obsolete Deserving chastisement; punishable.
- adjective obsolete Having power to correct; corrective.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Able to be
correctedor set right.
- adjective obsolete Submissive to correction;
- adjective obsolete Deserving
- adjective obsolete Having power to correct;
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective capable of being corrected or set right
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
However, there is nothing in this kind of corrigible introspection to worry methodological naturalists.
The problem is that virtue and vice affects who we are in that it makes us more or less corrigible.
Impressions are corrigible, however, and they can be measured by a standard.
Just as individual impressions are corrigible, the system as a whole is fallible, and thus fallibility is at the heart of what Hume in the first Enquiry calls “mitigated scepticism.”
Evitable, unfortunately, is one of those words like corrigible, rendered all but obsolete by the in - prefix.
Yet, scientific socialism was asserted by its followers to be a species of ultimate philosophical truth rather than, as Hook's pragmatic interpretation required, a set of fallible and corrigible hypotheses about the historical situation, including contemporaneous economic processes and their eventual outcomes.
But Mill's taking spontaneous judgments of sense and of perception as the starting point of inquiry while taking them also to be fallible and corrigible continues to be an example worthy of consideration as a philosophy that is at once empiricist in its framework yet non-foundationalist in its epistemology.
Approximations may be corrigible, incorrigible in practice, or incorrigible in principle.
Of course, there remains the possibility of corrigible self-knowledge.
Moreover, even if it can be understood as a paternalistic limitation on the liberties of the working class, it is a temporary policy justified, Mill believes, by the real but corrigible condition of the working classes.
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