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- adj. providing justification.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Vindicatory; defensory; justificative.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to justify; vindicatory; defensory.
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- adj. attempting to justify or defend in speech or writing
- adj. providing justification
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Following hard on the ‘perils of pop philosophy’ article, I find it ironic that this commentary veers hard into the raw self-justificatory reductio that was lambasted only yesterday.
Nor can a “paradigm” be wrong, if you want to separate the hegemony from its justificatory strategies.
He speaks and writes with a moral seriousness that bears no trace of self-justificatory stridency.
To outline the justification:(1) The police reasonably believe that torturing the terrorist will probably save thousands of innocent lives; (2) the police know that there is no other way to save those lives; (3) the threat to life is imminent; (4) the thousands about to be murdered are innocent -- the terrorist has no good, let alone decisive, justificatory moral reason for murdering them as if one could possibly exist -- RW.
Exactly, this is all an overlong discussion of the self-justificatory strategies used by people with a vested interest in making their industry relevant and therefore profitable.
If they are not wholly arbitrary, there must be a rationale, a theory, a justificatory structure for distinguishing what precedents are to be overturned and what precedents are to be respected.
For this reason, I think that the self-ownership thesis cannot be justified by natural law or ethical intuitionism, but instead must be understood as a generalization about a whole set of intuitions or specifications of the natural law as a contractualist, I think it must be justified as a rough generalization of a wide array of justificatory relationships.
It becomes the burden of those who advocate the act in question to identify the special exculpatory or justificatory circumstances that make what tends to be a wrongful rights violation either not a rights violation in this case, or a justified rights violation.
Does all this self-justificatory aggressiveness, all the messenger-shooting and "whataboutery" How dare you criticise us!
The coherentist might hope to reply to this problem by claiming that there is still a justificatory web: the belief is a memory belief and one might believe that most of one's memory beliefs are true; therefore, this belief is likely to be true and is hence justified.