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.

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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However, the sums (social response) in the two equations above are hardly approximate, which can be treated as the incentive of the contextualism exploration.
As for the implications of the "event", a term with many different meanings and lots of emotional valence, I would say that to the extent that it alerts us to the possibilities of disruption and innovation, it is a useful counterweight to a suffocating contextualism that assumes everything flows from a prior situation or tradition (or at best the conjuncture of different causal chains).
Second, in contrast to New Formalism's priority on text and outward manifestations, contextualism encourages courts to consider the parties' shared norms, expectations, and intentions when interpreting and enforcing co-religionist commercial agreements.
Some competing epistemic views go even further than contextualism in basing the warrantability of knowledge attributions on the practical considerations or interests of those subject to those attributions, or what is properly salient to them.
Contextualism allows the parties to purposely leave gaps in their contracts or use standard-like rather than rule-like language.
Her eclectic reflections on emotions and decision-making develop another kind of contextualism that leads intellectual historians toward "an imaginative leap into the minds and lives of others--that is the cultivation of empathy itself" (Rethinking, p.
Functional contextualism has special importance; techniques are functionally defined rather than topographically distinguished as from where it originates.
The discussion in this Section involves a digression or detour--after which we will return to the main theme of the Essay, contextualism.
Along the way, I will argue that these misconceptions are mirror images of certain misunderstandings about the concept of "justification" that help to generate the radical skepticism to which contextualism is intended as a partial rebuttal.
Taken to extremes, adopting for example a perspective that Baltes (1987) refers to as radical contextualism, and Lerner and Kaufman (1985) as pure contextualism, the dispersiveness of the model may lead to a concept of development that is quite random.
Guterman, Martin, and Kopp posit that science and humanism exist in necessary harmony and explore the synthesis of the science/humanities duality using emerging literature on neuroscience and social contextualism.