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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.
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.
Yet as de Man repeatedly demonstrates, it is not easy to disengage the valuative work of commemoration from the rigor of a reading.
(Is it appropriate to ascribe authority or expertise in valuative domains like ethics and aesthetics?)
Public policy has thus been shaped by exaggerated claims and by unrealistic valuative standards.