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  • adverb Without regard to context; in an acontextual way.


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  • The thesis is that it is only relative to a contextually-determined standard that a knowledge sentence expresses a complete proposition: change the standard, and you change what the sentence expresses; acontextually, however, no such proposition is expressed.

    Epistemic Contextualism Rysiew, Patrick 2007

  • Most people, when confronted with an opinion from Chief Justice Marshall, a fortiori one that limits national power, would say to themselves "gee, I opened up the Constitution and this line was in there, but maybe the story's a bit more complex, maybe this bit of text I'm reading ahistorically and acontextually might not mean what it's convenient for me to believe it means."

    Donklephant 2009

  • A captive army may surrender after their military commander disappears, but this can’t be imputed acontextually to every military style organization.

    In which commentary becomes copy-and-paste 2009


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