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Antonyms for ahistorical

unconcerned with or unrelated to history or to historical development or to tradition


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For over a century, literary scholars have interpreted the sonnet ahistorically as the burlesque of Cavalcanti's stilnovistic poetics, and in particular, of his angelicization of the beloved.
Yet conditions of reception remain largely unaffected outside the academy, where the text is often approached ahistorically, with little awareness of the frameworks that define its context or the critical practices that inform its interpretation.
210-211n19), this does not have to mean that it conceives of the practices ahistorically or non-contingently.
To insist now, with blinkered nostalgia, on the value of judgment and individual subjectivity is to extend these terms ahistorically in a way that strikes me as untenable.
This notion of individual autonomy is not ahistorically given; rather, it was established and expanded through the social struggles that transformed the main determinant in our lives from "status to contract.
Moreover, against the view that psychoanalysis treats desire and psychic life ahistorically, Belsey argues that part of her own project is to show that desire has a history.
AHISTORICALLY, the two main solutions available have been lifetime annuity and income withdrawal (drawdown).
The definitive status of a narrator's trustworthiness lies in the hands of the narrator's contemporaries, who carefully review his or her life and social and political relationships--it cannot be judged ahistorically.
Clearly, Metaxas tends in several places to insinuate Bonhoeffer, ahistorically, as an antecedent for American evangelical positions (for example, distancing him from historical criticism of the Bible [60], accenting his criticism of American liberal theology [102-103], suggesting that Bonhoeffer experienced a "conversion" [123], dismissing "religionless Christianity" as marginal [465-468], or seeking to line him up with litmus test moral issues [472]).
237) They ahistorically characterize the National Guard as a "select-militia" because it does not consist of every person.
This gives us the impression that the assorted forms of hunter-gatherer, pastoral, agricultural, and industrial societies have existed with each other harmoniously and ahistorically throughout time.
ALTHOUGH JUSTICE ANTONIN Scalia is fond of saying that originalism was once orthodoxy within the judiciary, Johnathan O'Neill, professor of history, helpfully reminds us that "traditional textual originalism and contemporary originalism should not be ahistorically equated.
In this essay I offer a historical solution to the problem that Jackson identifies: the practice of ahistorically idealizing the poetess "as a hologram of readerly desire" (54).
Other museums combine historically and ahistorically organized displays.
But if the Tribunal's statutory role and agenda is understood, if 'it must have been possible for the Crown to be Treaty compliant in the past', (112) if the Treaty principles are not applied ahistorically, if the necessary counterfactual analysis is grounded in historical context, and if the historical narrative is persuasive, then Tribunal history should withstand scrutiny as a durable foundation for durable settlements.