Contextualism


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Contextualism

An approach to urban planning that considers the city in its totality, the view that the experience of a city is greater than the sum of its parts. According to proponents, all architecture must fit into, respond to, and mediate its immediate surroundings.
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contextualism

The “fitting-in” of a building with surrounding buildings so that it is in harmony with them, especially in terms of scale, form, mass, and color.
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A limited and narrowly circumscribed embrace of contextualism would resolve the unusual legal challenges of co-religionist commerce.
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Contextualism is a standards-based approach that gives courts discretion to look outside the four corners of a contract to assess the reasonableness and fairness of the deal, keeping in mind the relative bargaining power of the parties.
Functional contextualism has special importance; techniques are functionally defined rather than topographically distinguished as from where it originates.
Contextualism About Communicative Content Generally
Her perspectives include theory of mind, social intelligence, and urban courtship drama; social intelligence and social climbing among picaros and cortesanos; contextualism, skepticism, and honor; contextualism and performance in Lope's Lo fingido verdadero; and cognition and reading in Don Quixote.
Contextualism, Radical Skepticism, and the Concept of Justification.