contextualism


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any doctrine emphasizing the importance of the context in solving problems or establishing the meaning of terms

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They arguably present us with a set of false choices: between text and context, between form and content as well as form and context, between formalism and contextualism, between bottom-up analysis and top-down synthesis, and between "neutral" description and "ideological" evaluation.
Here is Krieger's eulogy of complexity in "Platonism, Manichaeism': "After all, we have seen not only that the tensional version of contextualism, in the extreme form that is its only consistent form, seems to forego any aesthetic order externally imposed upon its self-complicating dynamics, but also that this theory in its ironic posing of counterclaim along with every claim, seems to forbid any final thematic resolution, any final moral commitment, in the name of experiential complexity, which readily supplies the skepticism that come of a total moral awareness" (198).
55-57 (attacking Stanley Fish's brand of contextualism on this
Canadian regional science is generally less slavish in its adherence to the neo-classical cannon, allowing more room for geographical contextualism and often making "space" for the influence of social institutions and policies on the geography of economic processes (see e.
The law's untheorized exclusion of judicial history contradicts several of the standard global principles, such as intentionalism and contextualism, that are often invoked to resolve official history debates; under those principles judicial history ought to be admissible.
There are also two papers of the highest quality by philosophers who are not India-specialists, Michael Krausz and Martha Nussbaum, papers that are perhaps the best tribute to Matilal since they are directed to general philosophic concerns while being informed by a global sensibility - the one on value relativism or contextualism and the other on emotions as cognitive.
Parker's book restores to literary criticism not only close reading and philological research, but the ways these practices relate to - indeed, enrich and become enriched by - recent critical approaches, such as the new historicism, feminism, and social contextualism.
For bioethics has for some years now been wrenched, and invigorated, by assorted assaults on universalistic ethical theory, from contextualism to feminism to reborn pragmatism.
20) Such a contextualism applied to the material culture that is language would not seem to appeal to Riley, for whom the meaning of the "poetic" would seem to be stable, as permanent as the reality of death which leaves one to ponder "the hole in the ground and the human entirety it no longer holds, but which continues to exist in the history of script" - to quote again from the book jacket.
Again he uses the argument from self-referential inconsistency with devastating effect to show that if the principle of contextualism is true, it can never be brought to bear on an opposing view: "contextualists can disagree only with each other, not with people who disagree with them, since they have different and incompatible conceptions of truth" (344).
Paralleling the steady growth of ecumenical contextualism in the last few decades is the increasingly organized structural expression of confessionalism.
Seacole's narrative is self-consciously constructed around a series of events and experiences that explain and contextualism her heroic work in the Crimea.
Menninger Memorial Essay Award, he has published and presented numerous articles on countertransference, intersubjectivity, supervision, complexity theory, contextualism, and other related areas.
This paper argues that any form of the relevant alternatives theory of knowledge (for example, contextualism, contrasivism, and so on) can solve the bootstrapping problem and the problem that semantic externalists seem to have armchair knowledge of the world.
of New York at Fredonia), the contributions individually examine the topics of: the nature of knowledge, foundationalism, coherentism, infinitism, evidentialism, reliabilism, proper functionalism, skepticism and justification, epistemic relativism, the conceptual approach to a priori knowledge, contextualism and interest-relative invariantism, formal epistemology, experimental epistemology, epistemic value, and the deep rationality theory of wisdom.