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Synonyms for eclecticism

making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style

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Methodological eclecticism has gained wide acceptance among practical philosophers in recent years.
Adversely the book as a whole leaves open the possibility that extant eclecticism is the cause of dissatisfaction instead of a solution.
Mixing the eclecticism of Feist, Regina Spektor and Lily Allen, she still manages to keep her own unique voice.
Costello is known for his musical eclecticism and innovative and influential songwriting.
Eclecticism often yields attractive results in his hands, but it may not produce consistent or compelling outcomes in other institutional settings.
The title of the meeting was: Research, Music Eclecticism, and the Unsung Press in the 21st Century.
In this age of eclecticism, the Mackintosh chairs make an ideal seat in the house.
An articulate, literate flair for expression, the poetry is especially characterized by its energy and eclecticism.
I have to accept somewhere that I'm very disconnected, with different histories," she remarks about her eclecticism.
The eclecticism of John's tastes is exhibited in one of his formative disc acquisitions.
The eclecticism of the core materials contained in the enriched lectures and the accompanying courseware materials have empowered students to go beyond the traditional or classic interpretations of Fascism, and to boldly confront historical representations that are novel, sometimes unconventional, and almost always provocative.
But their graying flower child eclecticism would just be a goof if this wasn't also a crack old-timey string band, great at harmonizing, phrasing and arranging everything from sea shanties to freedom hymns to yodeling lullabies, with one of Bob Dylan's stranger chestnuts, ``The Wicked Messenger,'' tossed in for good measure.
Combining guitar-based rock with a more experimental electronic sound, the band's influences range from the bluesy rock of the Rolling Stones to the eclecticism and grandeur of Pink Floyd.
And while such eclecticism is certainly no mean feat, by restaging historical models, Beech unwittingly only replaces the originals' resonance with the self-conscious "difference" of their descendents.
As her main protagonist retraces the steps of her predecessors, the author writes with her soul in musical evocations as well as in the musicality and eclecticism of her melodious, rhythmic and sensual prose filled with rhymes, repetitions and musical echoes, embracing the Blues and the Jazz in the vein of Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin or Ishmael Reed.