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Noun1.reductivism - an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and colorreductivism - an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color
art movement, artistic movement - a group of artists who agree on general principles
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To avoid reductivism and prescriptivism, integral rationalism must primarily be an articulation of the inter- and intra-cultural polemics in all their defining and specific detail.
This seems to me to re-establish the historical context of 1970 as an outer limit of interpretative possibility; its strategic reductivism neither adequately encompasses Mary Wollstonecraft nor more recent readings of the poem, and so has a limited utility to graduate students, on the one hand, and to professional Miltonists, on the other.
Carroll shows that admirable efforts to retain the reality of Life and still salvage materialism by distinguishing between "methodological" and "ontological" reductivism turn out to be contradictory.
In their entirety, these figures run against the grain of a certain reductivism in Pasolini's ventures beyond Italian shores and in critical response to them.
Do I get irritated, even angry, when bland reductivism and pernicious literalism creeps in an approach that is supposedly based on sophisticated philosophical insights?
Several authors have recently argued that the best explanation is provided by a particular account of belief, which this essay calls pragmatic credal reductivism.
But the loaded word "cult" hints at this book's major weakness: although hard-hitting and lively, it is frequently tendentious and hyperbolic, often succumbing to the same reductivism of which they accuse their targets.
Pincoffs's book Quandaries and Virtues: Against Reductivism in Ethics.
Indeed, Madame X is a specifically controversial work of Rosso's: Because of its extreme reductivism, which was thought to have been impossible before the example of Constantin Brancusi, Giedion-Welcker redated the sculpture, from 1896 to 1913.
She argues that Parks has been influenced by Lawrence's ambivalent notion of Englishness, by his idea that "the novel can move beyond the various kinds of reductivism associated with parochialism and its close shadow, imperial nostalgia" (167).
Indeed, the reason that Bennett's argument proves so effective is that he carefully traces the tensions between empiricism and rationalism instead of falling into the sort of reductivism that is possible in this approach: this play corresponds with empiricism and that play corresponds with rationalism.
The failure of reductivism suggests that justificatory analysis should proceed on the basis that fiduciary liability is distinctive.