pretheoretical

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pre- +‎ theoretical

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pretheoretical ‎(not comparable)

  1. (philosophy) Arising before any theoretical considerations
    • 2008 April 23, J. L. Dowell, “Empirical metaphysics: the role of intuitions about possible cases in philosophy”, in Philosophical Studies, volume 140, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s11098-008-9224-2:
      Let’s grant, as seems plausible, that [] knowledge of what it takes to be a T, according to our pretheoretical notion of Ts, has an important role to play in settling metaphysical disputes about the nature of Ts.

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