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presentism

(ˈprɛzəntɪzəm)
n
a partiality towards present-day points of view, esp by those interpreting history
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Noun1.presentism - the doctrine that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (as in the Book of Revelations) are presently in the course of being fulfilled
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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Yet the thesis of timeless existence relies on a controversial metaphysics of space-time, which contradicts the metaphysics of presentism (the theory that only the present exists) believed in by the folk and some philosophers.
Synopsis: Presentism is the belief that the present, the now is the only reality.
And the fluidity and presentism of the story will inform the curatorial ideology of the memorial-museum if the survivors themselves shape it.
dynamism (33) and presentism, (34) must reconcile law creation by a
Instead, it is diminished by the author's presentism, which leads him to make specious connections and judgments.
In exploring the issue of morality we must, partly because we find ourselves in a globalizing age, guard against intellectual provincialism, presentism, and other myopia.
The problem is not so much Bellah's presentism, teleology, or liberal internationalism.
Interrupting the presentism that assumes globalization began only recently, his contribution to a Documenta 11 publication in 2003 emphasized the ways in which cross-cultural creoliza-tion, arising from cycles of colonial conquest and commerce, has actually been ongoing since 1492.
Presentism is a philosophy that stresses the priority of the present as well as method of deliberation and dialogue chosen by the people occupying public squares: action is here and now, no deferral is acceptable' (2012).
Upsetting the smug presentism of Whig historiography, it makes several temporal incisions.
Now, surely, much of Beard's presentism (and subsequent reflections upon that) was linked to his own political activism and the urgent, polemical tendencies that grew out of it.
In what ways does the presentism of cultural studies and social scientific approaches to black life restrict the scope of the field?