conceptualism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conceptualism the doctrine that the application of a general term to various objects indicates the existence of a mental entity that mediates the application
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Conceptualism (Metaph) A theory, intermediate between realism and nominalism, that the mind has the power of forming for itself general conceptions of individual or single objects.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conceptualism The psychological doctrine that the meaning of a general class-name, as horse, red, etc., can be fully represented in thought or be actually present to consciousness: opposed both to realism and to nominalism. It is mainly an English doctrine, and Locke is the most celebrated advocate of the opinion. The term is also applied to some of the opinions concerning universals held in the middle ages, under the impression that the questions then at issue were the same as that discussed by the English philosophers.
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Quotations

  • J. G. Ballard
    J.%20G.%20Ballard
    “I thought it was a wonderfully conceptual act actually, to fire a replica pistol at a figurehead -- the guy could have been working for Andy Warhol!”
  • Albert Einstein
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    “To put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization.”

Usage

In literature:

There will be nothing in the conceptual definitions even to suggest spatial form, size, or direction.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
But the external nature of the knowledge obtained by conceptual analysis is only its least fault.
"A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson" by Edouard le Roy
Finally, comes conceptual knowledge, and with it the age of civilisation.
"The Idea of Progress" by J. B. Bury
This added conceptual and theoretical flexibility led to better results.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
In summary, then, we find certain conceptual differences and certain mechanical differences between "authentic" and "literary" epic.
"The Epic" by Lascelles Abercrombie
Is it not as arbitrarily lifted out of the living sentence as is the minimum conceptual element out of the word?
"Language" by Edward Sapir
It is in the very essence of the higher thought processes to be conceptual and abstract.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
These feelings gradually produce conceptual entities, which stand for the reality of the foreign.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Lastly, the elements which go to form the component parts of the system may be of a conceptual character.
"The Children: Some Educational Problems" by Alexander Darroch
No longer conceptual eternity, which is an eternity of death, but an eternity of life.
"The Complex Vision" by John Cowper Powys
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In news:

Mike Lomaka Conceptual Design Auto Rendering.
Mike Lomaka Conceptual Design Chevrolet Truck.
Spencer dog park conceptual design OK'd.
" Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting".
'SICK DESIGN': Skaters and non-skaters review conceptual plans for new park.
A Conceptual Cost Estimating System for LEED Facilities.
Conceptual Inspiration for Less Than $200 (Tech Trends Feature).
Conceptual artist Mel Bochner plays mind games at CMU's Kraus Campo.
More ' Conceptual Art' For Sale.
The piece was about " conceptual art".
There's at least one, centered on Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, the Russian conceptual artists known for making international surveys of tastes and paintings to match.
IS it going too far to say that Conceptual Art has been to the second half of the 20th century what Cubism was to the first half -- that is, a great divide, a demarcation after which nothing was quite the same.
The first conceptual designs for a new NBA / NHL arena in Seattle were released Friday.
Lofty New York City conceptual art venue is not for the faint- hearted .
"With the conceptual approval, they can talk in earnest to hotels ," Ellison said.
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In science:

It is well known in BQM that, the wave function ψ plays two conceptually different roles: 1.
On the Experimental Incompatibility Between Standard and Bohmian Quantum Mechanics
But, the primary conceptual role for ψ in Bohm’s theory is the first role.
On the Experimental Incompatibility Between Standard and Bohmian Quantum Mechanics
One has a theory which is quite substantially simpler than quantum mechanics both conceptually and mathematically.
Physics with exotic probability theory
Although the exotic theories are substantially simpler that quantum mechanics both conceptually and mathematically, they nevertheless give the same predictions as standard quantum theory.
Physics with exotic probability theory
Note that the proof is conceptually quite similar to our proof of modularity for general semisimple spherical categories.
From Subfactors to Categories and Topology II. The quantum double of tensor categories and subfactors
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