contextless

contextless

(ˈkɒntɛkstlɪs)
adj
having no context
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The magnitude of this issue begins and ends with the de-personalisation of addicts themselves, who are presented either as contextless statistics, or as unthinking, unfeeling zombies.
The experience motivated her to reflect on "the strange and flimsy evidence we use to judge the contextless people we meet outside our existing social networks" (Treisman).
Malaysian policy making tends to suppress the difference in realities of income levels among households across the country with a contextless approach and by copying international standards considered 'best practices' of high income positions.
In this way, holism and its associated voluntarism emerge as timeless, contextless and totalising grounds for critique.
Citing Paul Hiebert, Mischke points out that Western theology appears universal because it is set forth in abstract, propositional forms as if it were contextless, but in point of fact it is shaped by the Enlightenment view of truth and universal reason (58, 60).
This view has combined with various "linguistic, educational, interpretive, and regulatory practices that have developed around writing" to create "the impression of a contextless code with universal meaning carried within the text." And yet, as Bazerman notes and as most in our field would agree, "written language can gain its meanings only as part of meaningful social interactions" (11).
We can only guess how many politicians and security establishment types will appear on our televisions in the next newscast, imploring us to view reality strictly through a contextless prism of the latest events: "they" don't want us here; "they" are thirsty for Jewish blood; "they" are a threat we must deal with forcefully.
What if, instead of asserting that rights are based on human nature (as if that were a sufficient argument)--or asserting that rights are useless, baseless, contextless abstractions (as if that could advance liberty)--advocates of liberty were to induce the principle of rights from observations of the requirements of human life (as Ayn Rand did)?
Unfortunately, existing datasets consist in video sequences in which actors are told what to do in a contextless scenario.
The rule database needs to be populated in advance because the system would otherwise have no knowledge of how it could process contextless information provided by the tag.
(Lukacs 1971a, 27) It is from this reification and division of labor that the positivist conception of the "fact"--an isolated, contextless atom--has arisen, but "dialectics insists on the concrete unity of the whole" (Lukacs 1971a, 6).
Other times they are shards of conversation but shards that often initially seem contextless: bereft of names, locations, or other narrative ballast that would ground them in some way that might allow us to assimilate them into the larger story.
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