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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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It is only a democracy in the most limited, reductivist sense.
So, we avoid reductivist worldviews (for example, mechanistic ones) that over-employ simplicity, we recognize that worldview issues transcend scientific ones, and we are guided by teleological axiology.
But from the needlessly abstract, even pedantic, style in which his long "Reflection" is couched, Parker has demonstrated that he can stay on this question-begging, reductivist carousel for pages and pages without getting dizzy.
Put differently, they had to ask whether and how their radically reductivist and deconstructivist works could parry the transformative impact of the process of reception itself--the very moment when their works' own radicality became style, when subversive deconstruction became design, when critical performative gesture became mere theatrical stunt.
Again, there's this very dangerous conflation and reductivist thinking and at the core of this response is fear.
It is not the universalizing one in the sense of the reductivist idea of a unity of differences either.
He described it as the modern interpretation of the French traditions and luxury with an emphasis on 'less is more', essentially a reductivist approach to exude glamour and maximize function.
Furthermore, this reductivist logic assumes a causal relationship between the completion of the positive condition and the ASB stopping; rather, the interplay of a wide range of variables could occur to ameliorate the problem behaviour.
Although Rilian had easily remembered meeting the others in the Overworld and later had spoken of his many excursions "to accustom my eyes to the sunlight" (138, 144), and goes on even in this scene to remind the Witch of her promise to make him a king in the Overworld (156), and though the realm's own password recited over and over acknowledges "the sunlit lands," now the Witch with her reductivist pseudologic and "her soft, silver laughs" charms him and the others into pronouncing that "there never was a sun" (161) and denying that Overworld exists: it is "all a dream" (159).
It assesses leading reductivist and instrumentalist analyses of the justification for fiduciary duties.
Goldford's underlying point--that it is reductivist to the extreme to speak of "Christians" or a "Christian nation"--is also true with respect to Americans' self-described religious beliefs and their actual deeds.
Chapter titles based on theoretical themes instead of on the lives of the study participants seem to indicate a reductivist approach that imposes a hierarchical structure on material that is actually more fluid and interconnected.