pretheoretically

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pretheoretical +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

pretheoretically (not comparable)

  1. Before taking any theoretical considerations into account.
    • 2007 December 29, Sanford Goldberg, “Must Differences in Cognitive Value be Transparent?”, in Erkenntnis, volume 69, number 2, DOI:10.1007/s10670-007-9096-4:
      I don’t dispute that some cases of this sort—involving a subject who differentially doubts what, pretheoretically, we would take to be one and the same thought-content, entertained twice—might be best described by hypothesizing a difference in content.