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  • adj. Not relational.


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non- +‎ relational


  • One was a detached, nonrelational guy who was in the building business mainly for money, which by the way we have already seen will not make anyone happy.

    The Law of Happiness

  • It is objectively true that facts are objective (subject independent, nonrelational) and values are subjective (subject dependent, relational).

    Paradigm Assessment Schemata (Part 4)

  • It is not as if some information down the road may lead to the conclusion that there are objective values (values that are subject independent and nonrelational — externally imposed rules), because it is not an empirical matter.

    Paradigm Assessment Schemata (Part 3)

  • If ˜respects some doctor™ and ˜respects some senator™ indicate nonrelational proposition-parts, much like

    Logical Form

  • But if ˜patient who met every doctor™ and ˜patient who respects every senator™ are treated as nonrelational, then

    Logical Form

  • Thus, for example, when Price (1950) introduced the notion of sense data, knowledge of which would be included in his foundations of empirical knowledge, he contrasted sense data and their nonrelational properties with other sorts of things about which one could be mistaken, implying again that the way to find the correct foundations of knowledge is to eliminate from one's beliefs system all those beliefs that could be false.

    to day

  • For instance, while philosophical work on causality has concentrated on the causal relation, this work in logical AI shows that a great deal can be done by using only a nonrelational causal predicate.

    Logic and Artificial Intelligence

  • (An example of a nonrelational property is the property of being round; an example of a relational property is the property of being loved.)

    Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Value

  • She contends that “instrumental value” is to be contrasted with “final value,” that is, the value that something has as an end or for its own sake; however, “intrinsic value” (the value that something has in itself, that is, in virtue of its intrinsic, nonrelational properties) is to be contrasted with “extrinsic value” (the value that something has in virtue of its extrinsic, relational properties).

    Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Value

  • Clearly develops a view of motivation like the motivation by pleasant thoughts view put forward by Schlick (1930/1939) and discussed by Gosling (1969), while also emphasizing that pleasure is itself intrinsic and nonrelational, as in her 1992.



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