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Set against the glowering impasto of Van Gogh's Wheatfield under Thunderclouds (1890), the 1893 crayon-on-cardboard version of The Scream appears to fade and retreat; combinations such as Munch's The Haymaker (1917) and Van Gogh's Wheatfield with a Reaper (1889) are too reductively thematic.
By denouncing the tenuous character of Giulio Carlo Argan's and Leo Bersani's conceptual theories, Lorenzo Pericolo redresses the balance in Caravaggio studies by calling attention to characteristics of his art that have been reductively understood, namely, his receptiveness to the history of his time, to fiction as the best instrument in representing the transcendental, and to the spirit of analytic observation that informs Caravaggio's experimentalism in affinity with Galileo Galilei's observation of nature and its laws.
Sitting atop an entire civilization of aesthetic wonders, the contemporary academic wants only to study oppression, preferably his or her own, defined reductively according to gonads and melanin.
201) to make it more difficult for these chromosomes to reductively stand in for "sex itself.
In my experience in teaching the Theology of the Body (the whole last section of which takes up HV) and Christian Marriage, there can be confusion and misunderstanding when the term "NFP" is both used in the broader way to mean fertility awareness, discernment in how one will live out the call to conjugal love and family life (by means of daily communication between spouses and a life of prayer which is very important in the discernment of God's creative intention for them and their family), and periodic continence, and then when it is used reductively as avoiding pregnancy through "recourse to infertile times only.
What characterizes an emergent phenomena is that it cannot be characterized reductively solely in terms of an aggregative product of the entities or parts of a system, understood through linear mechanistic causal analysis, in terms of the already known behaviors and natures of the parts, which are themselves ontologically represented as constants, but must be seen non-reductively in relation to their contingent self-organization in terms of nonlinear dynamics as well as a theory of real time and of emergent phenomena.
A second challenge of writing the biography of Julia de Burgos involves narrating succinctly but not reductively the necessary historical background, to demonstrate the subject's situation with the complex political circumstances
Moments before, they had reductively described the Philippines in chorus: 'The Philippines.
After two chapters concerning the reduction of morality to rules that have served the survival of our species, itself conceived reductively in terms of its genes, chapters seven and eight return to the relationship of mind and brain and articulate the author's proposed new paradigm for neuroscience.
The same reasoning applies in the opposite direction: micro-level behaviour patterns affect system-level outcomes (asset bubbles and systematic Minsky-type overleveraging being prime examples), and hence cannot be reductively explained in terms of macroeconomic aggregates.
And yet because of the nature of his invention, many observers reacted to his message as reductively as can be: "OMG, guns
More broadly, the glories of pre-1960 rock 'n' roll were far too varied and ingenious--not in lyrics or harmonies, of course, but in texture, mood, economy, and passion--to be written off as throwaway commodities, reductively described by Warner as "merely concerned with .
Taken reductively, it comes down to the question: "Do I want consumers to be able to take more risk or developers?
22) Yet it would appear that we ourselves are still inclined to think, perhaps just as reductively, of Eliot and Emerson as opposing forces.
The point is to resist homogenising forms of power, not thinking it reductively, but leaving it in dispersion.