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theory-laden

(potentially, of any empirical assertion) relative to (i.e. presupposing) theoretical (e.g. ontological, epistemological, paradigmatic, etc.) assumptions. See also SCIENTIFIC PARADIGM, INCOMMENSURABILITY.
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Most of the articles are very theory-laden with a strong focus on philosophical and educational theories.
Phenomenology seems not to share such a theory-laden view of perception: not even Husserl's arguments.
Observations are Observations are theory-laden. objective.
an interpretive seeing, realizing that observations are heavily theory-laden, that understanding uses background assumptions and models that have been called paradigms...
It also leads to recognition 'that facts are theory-laden, and that theories are paradigm-laden'.
Observation sentences have theory-independent empirical content, and are an exception to the interconnectedness of sentences of the language: they carry stimulus meaning independently of the rest of the language, and are both theory-free and theory-laden.
It is a fine collection of elegantly laid out images with a theory-laden text which struggles to find its focus.
Roberts' characteristic diction and tone are plain-speaking rather than theory-laden. He is accessible, and works principally with the primary texts rather than spending too much time on theoretical background.
To address this difficulty, he compulsively places words, e.g., 'theory', 'claim', and 'existence', among others, in scare quotes, which naturally does not suffice to lighten the load of the theory-laden work and seems only to serve as a very un-Wittgensteinian refusal to take responsibility for his discourse.
Although its theory-laden language will limit use for more general teaching purposes, this is a sophisticated and well researched study that has much to offer anyone concerned to understand indigenous modes of thinking (and being) in the world today.
In a dense, theory-laden introductory chapter, Patrick Ramponi examines globalization as imaged by the exoticism of colonial commodities in Gustav Freytag's Soll and Haben, Wilhelm Raabe's shifting positions between cosmopolitanism and Bismarckian patriotism, and the sensitivity to world events of the local lake in Theodor Fontane' Der Stechlin.