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contextual +‎ -ism

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contextualism (countable and uncountable, plural contextualisms)

  1. (philosophy) Any of a group of doctrines that stress the importance of context
    • 2008 March 21, Brendan Larvor, “What can the Philosophy of Mathematics Learn from the History of Mathematics?”, in Erkenntnis, volume 68, number 3, DOI:10.1007/s10670-008-9107-0:
      If contextualism is true, then change ramifies through all the contextual connections.

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  • Adjectives often applied to "contextualism": developmental, scientific, epistemic, epistemological, linguistic, semantic, methodological, historical, functional, descriptive, radical, moderate.

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