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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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The psychology of Il conformista is also aesthetic because it participates with its claims in the poetic play of what Contextualists call claim and counterclaim--that is, the matrix of the artwork in difference.
7) Thus, the poetic artwork--in whatever self-critical act it is understood by Contextualists to elaborate in the act of becoming successfully aesthetic (constitutive metaphor, for example)--cannot disclose, or render coglibile, either the stable origin of its composition, or its definitive meaning, because any possible constitutive metaphor would be above all, finally, a metaphor for unknowing, a non-savoir, wrought from non-savoir.
According to contextualists, in order to understand and appreciate the significance of an event in a person's life you must start with the event, determine the person's perception of the event, and then work from that point.
and "if you can't measure it, you can't research it;" contextualists arguing against "managerialist sub-consultancy" and "the narrow, overly statistical, chase for tenure.
So one could criticize him not for the argumentational support he gives his contextual principles but only for his failure to account for any problematic practical consequences that might arise from adopting his thoroughgoing contextualist stance.
Contextualists take their view to be supported by cases in which the intuitive correctness of knowledge attributions depends on the attributor's context.
Like the analytic thinkers who turned to pragmatism, Hegel and the pragmatists, including Dewey, (104) are all contextualists.
This article demonstrates that this criticism and, in general, discussions about the error theory entailed by contextualism greatly underestimate the complexity and diversity of the data about ordinary speakers' inter-contextual judgments, as well as the range of explanatory moves that are open to both invariantists and contextualists concerning such judgments.
Reasonable relativists are, above all, pragmatic contextualists about knowledge, rationality and inquiry.
The main issues concern whether modest justifiedness is epistemic and how it is related to extreme justifiedness; how contrastivists can handle crazy contrast classes, indeterminacy, and common language; whether Pyrrhonian skepticism leads to paralysis in decision-making or satisfies our desires to evaluate beliefs as justified or not; and how contextualists can respond to his arguments against relevance of contrast classes.
and contextualist courts differ, however, in the degree to which they
One might wonder why Shapiro's account is a contextualist one, for he speaks of a variation in extension even after the external contextual features are fixed.