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  • adj. That cannot be revised.


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un- +‎ revisable


  • "To him fatherhood was one long unrevisable bourgeois script full of unexpected plot turns and predictable blow-ups in the third act, but that was the script he had been handed and now he was in the play."

    Saul and Patsy by Charles Baxter

  • Within foundationalist approaches some subset of beliefs is considered to be unrevisable, thereby serving as a foundation on which all other beliefs are to be based.

    John Rawls

  • They are unrevisable only in a weak sense, in that their proper framework itself may become inapplicable and so get discarded.

    Vienna Circle

  • Therein lay the weakness Quine's argument could exploit: analytic truths remained unrevisable in a strong sense.

    Vienna Circle

  • For example, some foundationalists view particular moral judgments as fixed; others might think it is our moral principles or some deeper theoretical beliefs from which such principles might be derived that are fixed and unrevisable.

    Reflective Equilibrium

  • In ethics, some foundationalist approaches take some subset of our moral beliefs as fixed or unrevisable.

    Reflective Equilibrium

  • Since (*) is supposed to be analytic, it's supposed to be unrevisable.

    Scientific Realism

  • Victories like these, seemingly so casual, really as final and as unrevisable as Fate, might well cause Englishmen to suspect that Destiny itself worked with them, and that an Englishman could be trusted to endure through any difficulties to a triumphant conclusion.

    George Washington

  • These texts are taken by proponents of the second view to imply that according to Jerome, the distinction between the bishops and presbyters is not a binding, unrevisable, authoritative institution about what is necessary for the Church to exist.


  • However, because of the strong pull toward global coherence in law as integrity -- expressed in Dworkin's claim that it is necessary to strive to view the legal system as a whole as speaking with one voice, the voice of an authentic political community, in order that law can be seen as justifying state coercion -- the current compartmentalisation of the law is not an unrevisable given for judges deciding cases, rather, it, too, is something which is subject to the Dworkinian process of constructive interpretation.

    Interpretation and Coherence in Legal Reasoning


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