• Language And Communication

    DEFINING TERMS EMPIRICALLY AND RATIONALLY

    Words has laudatory or derogatory meaning in its conventional lexical usage, and to try to preserve the implication that the word already has by building an evaluative component into the definition. A evaluative definition of ‘courage’ is pursuit of a good or worthy goal in spite of danger, fear, and/or severe difficulties of a painful nature. This is a positive connotation. As long as this is done in an event and clearly expressed way, is not deceptive and should not be an obstacle to having a productive ethical discussion on the nature of courage or on some issue in which ‘courage’ is key term. Also in scientific research, because of…

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