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an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color

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Most reductivist and instrumentalist argument capitalizes on important insights about the juridical character of fiduciary liability.
nonreductive realism], according to both the anti-realist and the reductivist, is that it is committed to there being at least some normative facts at the bedrock level of explanation.
And I perfectly understood that in terms of the rhythmical sequence that was going on in the reductivist inevitability tumbling towards post-Conceptual art (Sherrie Levine, for example).
Raymond, as philosopher-hero, is himself not exempt from reductivist conceptions of virtue, as "he can conceive of his former lover only in terms of the angel or the whore" (Ty, "Imprisoned" 139).
There is the case of Dionyz Durisin and the notion of "interliterariness"--commented on in other chapters of the same book--which proposes a model of representation of space which is attractive at first glance inasmuch as it seems to distance itself from the reductivist tendencies of more consolidated comparative literature, but which, when one reads further into it, betrays a strict teleology that moves from so-called ethnic and pre-national literatures toward world literature, making the concept of national literature into the determining axis of the literary space that it proposes.
Even philosophers who explicitly deny the possibility of providing a reductive analysis of power statements in nonpower terms often fail to recognize the malign influence of the reductivist approach upon their own accounts of powers.
And while Manuel Maia Gomes' architecture of weight and sobriety might bear all the reductivist hallmarks of the Porto school, the vividly hued glass marks it out as something else; something more nuanced and complex.
The first response tends to affirm the instrumental and reductivist approach to law, which is the principal problem; therefore, it threatens to undermine the possibility for the second response.
There's even better evidence just looking at the state of the sciences and their historical achievements and lack of achievements than there is for the old reductivist dogma.
We cannot honestly read Kant the same reductivist way as was done for the better part of twentieth century, since we have been blessed with the reminders that Lenoir, Richards, Beatrice Longuenesse, Rachel Zuckert, Urban Wiesing, and others have provided.
However, all this does is create a reductivist paradigm for reading Emma's metamorphosis as competition to her daughter's revelation.
Through text and visual imagery, they offered a reductivist portrayal of Muslims and Muslim life, "especially regarding issues of gender and female sequestering" in the other/East (ibid.
Within the scientific reductivist paradigm, experimentation does not raise questions of the sacredness of spaces.
On one side of the interpretive debate, commentators contend that Aristotle defends natural teleology against reductivist opponents by arguing that one must appeal to formal and final causes in order to explain the generation of natural organisms because the movements of the elements alone cannot account for this.
It is arguably reductivist but not simplistic to say that how we see the world is how we see human rights.