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dilettante

a person who loves the arts
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He is frustrated by the persistent absence of transparency in Hungarian public procurement tenders and the dilettantism and lack of longterm vision of officials still steeped in the fashion of the bygone regime.
Public Administration's faltering integrity is in the face of its own canon and un-examined, morbid dread--critical discourse is increasingly a parroting pantheon of rhetorical gambits, meanwhile; the big "Other" gets bigger, more shadowy and murkier, while post-structuralist critiques falter under a veneer of dilettantism.
Kramarska argues that, instead of conveying a mature position that befits a leader, the president showed once again that Macedonia's diplomacy and its entire foreign policy have entered the sphere of improvisation and dilettantism.
While this may give the book an unfortunate flavor of dilettantism, such a criticism would ultimately be an unjustified and undeserved critique of Hagberg, whose work on Wittgenstein's influence in aesthetics is genuinely remarkable.
And the irony of its title, "Museum Concert" suggests the mustiness of the past, the dilettantism of Mrs.
AT a time when the Archbishop of Canterbury's energy should be devoted to stemming the reported loss of one million Christian worshippers each year, I am surprised he can find time to indulge in dilettantism in another domain.
A tough examiner and critic and a real professional who keeps her office going with her other arm and foot so as to continue a healthy stream of competition wins, she has to run fast and hard to beat a certain tradition of well-heeled dilettantism that typifies some of the local students.
520-521) wrote that "The problem with too much being taught by too many without focus is that this poses the danger of destroying the subject matter through dilettantism.
Belying his early dilettantism, he settled down to writing one of the world's longest, most intricate, and most important novels, A la Recherche du temps perdu.
Dilettantism and its values; from Weimar classicism to the fin de siele.
Childishness, dilettantism, and lack of intellectual rigour became the established canons of criticism in the field.
32) Those Christians who feared that modernism introduced a world of tactical flaccidity and intellectual dilettantism never read the vast corpus of modernist literature explicitly devoted to defining Christian method and determining correct modern uses.