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technicism

(ˈtɛknɪsɪzəm)
n
1. a technical term or phrase
2. (Philosophy) the belief in the utility of technology for improving human societies
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The term technicism is a word that has been coined to refer to the faith in technology as savior or rescuer of the human condition.
[17.] Kasza, Gregory (2000), "'Technicism' Supplanting Disciplinarity among Political Scientists", PS: Political Science & Politics, 33.
Such finding points to the necessity of consolidating the offer of services with humanized guidance, considering community as the interaction of biopsychosocial individuals, from the perspective of social determination (31), once the biomedical model, based on a technicism, highlights serious failures and shortcomings in the health field.
It is hard to do justice to the book, which is one part history of the humanistic impulse in the Western cultural-legal tradition and one part jeremiad against soulless technicism in human rights work.
Oliveira (4) emphasizes that reflecting on the reality of healthcare with the help of the theoretical framework transforms professionals and their critical and investigative sense, allowing them to overcome technicism.
This theoretical-political way enables the supposedly (conservative) scientific objectivity of institutional systemic logic, that is, conservatism continually affirms scientism and technicism as the basis to understand, legitimize and orientate systemic institutional evolution.
Even in the 1970s Kirkhart and White (1974) noted that while technicism was OD's enemy, perhaps OD itself was a technique that provided an organization's executives another way to manipulate people.
Cherney, Adrian 2002 "Beyond Technicism: Broadening the 'What Works' Paradigm in Crime Prevention." Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal 4(3): 49-59.
The author, therefore, achieves a breakthrough by tying together elements drawn from various disciplines, such as literature, sociology, communication, print media, and politics with acuity and academic scholarship, without falling into technicism or pomposity, making the book accessible to a wider audience.
My art criticism is above technicism. It is contextualized with intimations of universals." The true new wave (or Renaissance) of art criticism in the Philippines began earlier, Zafaralla insists, recalling fellow intellectual contemporaries such as Alice Guillermo, Patrick Flores, and Cid Reyes.
No longer governance is equated with civil service reforms and/or with only application of management strategies devised in private sector and applied on public sector organisations (technicism and scienticism in public administration).
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