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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Ralph, author of Why the Catholic Church Must Change: A Necessary Conversation, presented a workshop at the November 2013 Call to Action conference on how to be a biblical contextualist as opposed to a biblical literalist.
Following this paper, Borg, while participating in the debate between minimalists and contextualists regarding the evaluation of the lexical meanings of sentences, endorses the minimalist view.
A cornucopia of the so-called primary (quelle) sources for contextualists today, in broadly modern times the newspaper has been instrumental not only in recording but in actually shaping history.
What the Contextualists called the play of claim/counterclaim, I believe, is a difference that lies beyond any propositional claim or counterclaim; it is, rather, difference that infects the poetic as such.
In addition, contextualists have pointed out that we might be misled simply because we have a different (e.
Contextualists considered, among other things, the origins of the texts and their cultural contexts, including the place, time, occasion, and nature of the performances.
Contextualists view the actions of individuals as being caused by --.
John Coplans provides a more irascible voice, irritated by the relentlessness of the monthly grind and exasperated by the ideological tug-of-war within the editorial board, riven as it was by "formalists" Annette Michelson and myself and sociopolitical contextualists Lawrence Alloway and Max Kozloff.
Consider, for example, the complaints made by contextualists about the failure of epic theorists to locate authors in a proper historical context.
The policies and practices of the "leading edge" companies (something of a value-laden term in itself) which are the focus of much HRM research and literature in the universalist literature are of less interest to contextualists than identifying the way labour markets work and what the more typical organisations are doing.
On a general level, as the editors say, Sabra points to a way out of the morass of polarization that has traditionally riven historians of science into groups of contextualists and "diffusionists," externalists and internalists, into those who speak of the enduring continuity of science and those who see in it major discontinuities and ruptures which interrupt and transcend history itself.
Part III explains how contextualists use the history of successful moral knowledge acquisition to give warrant to the reliability of the internal standards of their traditions.
Contextualists support their view by appeal to cases which show that whether an attribution of knowledge seems correct depends on attributor factors.
The author attempts to show how contextualists can rebut these arguments.
23) and the contextualists, on the other hand, who tend to dismiss Plato's political art as merely an expression of "class interest, elitist bias, or linguistic convention" (p.