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the doctrine that the application of a general term to various objects indicates the existence of a mental entity that mediates the application

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A Theory of Possibility: A Constructivist and Conceptualistic Account of Possible Individuais and Possible Worlds.
Hence, in Marion's reading, God's most proper name is not being or the scholastic Ipsum esse subsistens but "love"--which, for Marion, is the "icon," as he calls it, that allows the incomprehensible to be seen while impeding any conceptualistic reduction of it.
In one sense, formalism refers to a type of justification for legal rulings or doctrines, namely a conceptualistic or essentialist justification.
While this understanding of participation in divine life is highly individualistic, ahistorical, and conceptualistic, Murray applauds Scheebens attempts to move beyond at least the conceptualism inherent in the visual metaphor.
30) This highly conceptualistic reasoning is not only difficult to square with the language of section 2(c); it also impedes efforts to interpret that provision in a way that harmonizes it with the rest of the Robinson-Patman or that is faithful to any plausible antitrust goal.
3) Attempted reduction of categories causes the mistaken understanding that metaphysics is exclusively realistic, nominalistic, or conceptualistic.
Despite its normative content, on closer examination the Kantian edict turns out to have a distinctly conceptualistic character.