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  • adj. Of or relating to values or valuation; not factual or descriptive.


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  • However, when seen more closely, the table is also something more - it is not only a material thing in space, but in addition is furnished with definite valuative predicates: beautifully made, useful - it is a piece of equipment, furniture, a part of the room's decor.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Noting that "it is not easy to disentangle the valuative work of commemoration from the rigor of a reading," she elaborates Paul de Man's severe emphasis on aesthetic monumentalization into a rich reading of the kind of biographical material — memoirs, anecdotes, letters — that is so often marshalled as an antidote to textual complexity.

    Response: Reading the Aesthetic, Reading Romanticism

  • Yet as de Man repeatedly demonstrates, it is not easy to disengage the valuative work of commemoration from the rigor of a reading.

    Shelley's Pod People

  • (Is it appropriate to ascribe authority or expertise in valuative domains like ethics and aesthetics?)

    Epistemological Problems of Testimony

  • Public policy has thus been shaped by exaggerated claims and by unrealistic valuative standards.

    The Mad Among Us


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