nonutilitarian love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not utilitarian.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

non- +‎ utilitarian

Examples

  • The nonutilitarian members of the consequentialist family are theories that assess acts and/or character traits, practices, and institutions solely in terms of resulting good, where good is not restricted to welfare.

    Rule Consequentialism

  • Nash also discerns the evolution of some very different attitudes, however, as Americans begin to define their place in the scheme of nature with more humility and come to appreciate the natural world for nonutilitarian reasons.

    The Eco-Man's Library: Nonfiction

  • There is a utilitarian and nonutilitarian component of the freedom now versus freedom later debate.

    Cultural Environmentalism at 10: Molly van Houweling

  • Along the way, however, he points out that the great strength of English departments in universities was that, while being 'vulnerable to charlatanism and dupery' you can say that again, they were also 'the last great repository for the nonutilitarian hopes of the university.'

    Literary theory is dead, hurrah! Or is it boo?

  • I'm working with the rate of utilitarian versus nonutilitarian skills.

    Futures Imperfect

  • If the rights are truly formed for a nonutilitarian purpose, after all, why should they expire?

    The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

  • Poetry and blue skies were evidently amongst those nonutilitarian utilities which she was always perfectly prepared as a good philosopher to do without.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art.

    The New Yorker

  • I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art.

    Evolution News & Views

  • I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art.

    Evolution News & Views

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.