functionalism


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  • noun

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a psychology based on the assumption that all mental process are useful to an organism in adapting to the environment

any doctrine that stresses utility or purpose

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Breivik identifies another central aspect of functionalism in the choice and use of material: "Any artistic material is defined by certain possibilities and limitations, a fact that has led to speculations that materials may have an inherent 'will' unique to each substance, with which an artist's will has to co-operate" (p.
To balance the desire for beauty with need for functionalism, Angel offered methods to evaluate the effectiveness of creative elements:
This new paradigm, described below, might be labeled "social science functionalism.
Book/The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism
I am particularly critical of the Functionalism of Herbert Spencer.
3) Anthropologists: Mach's functionalism as understood by Malinowski.
The barrel is elegantly shaped in a single piece that emphasizes its puristic lines and ensures a high degree of functionalism.
Where is the passion, the pride and the purpose - bar a deeply dull functionalism for the latter?
Otto captures the sense of upheaval and turmoil that marked the European era and the functionalism that saw this noble stream reduced to a sewer.
For the particular benefit of the international relations classroom, the book's analysis includes many authoritative and readable tours through developments in the field, such as the theoretical disagreements and negotiations that generated theories of collective security, functionalism, and security communities, not to mention the evolution and final distillation of fatalist logic into offensive realism.
I have to refer you to Max Weber and functionalism - democracy can't always work.
Philosophy of mind: Putnam's contribution to the philosophy of mind argue for functionalism, the idea that the mind is like a computer, although he later recanted this view ("Philosophy of Mind")
Inside the Plant, hundreds gigged to artistic enterprise and aesthetic functionalism by Jason Jessee, Evan Yaniv, and Steve Olson.
By collaborating with renowned New York based architects whose collective designs have transformed city skylines throughout the world, Leyva has already left his mark, a marriage of modern functionalism and award winning design on such buildings as The Windsor at Forest Hills.
THOSE Victorian architects did not hold with functionalism.