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Definition of the noun abstractionism

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noun - plural: abstractionisms

  1. an abstract genre of art; artistic content depends on internal form rather than pictorial representation
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of abstractionism: abstract art
    • more generic word: genre = a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
    • more specific term: op art = a style of abstractionism popular in the 1960s
  2. a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples

Alternative definition of the noun abstractionism


  1. Abstract art.


Abstractionism is the theory that the mind obtains some or all of its concepts by abstracting them from concepts it already has, or from experience. One may, for example, abstract 'green' from a set of experiences which involve green along with other properties. Also, for example, one may abstract a generic concept like 'vegetable' from the already possessed concepts of its instances. This view was criticized by George Berkeley and Peter Geach.

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Google previewLanguage and the Subject (1997)

by Karl Simms

Abstractionism is the doctrine that "inessential" features of a concept of an object can be disregarded in a reverse movement of the child's acquisition of the concept, so that one is Icit with its essence An attack on these doctrines was the main ...

Google previewDuns Scotus's Theory of Cognition (2014)

by Richard Cross

What is philosophically objectionable about abstractionism is that selective attention to just the universal features allegedly given in direct experience is not possible unless those features are already known.

Google previewNaturalistic Tradition in Indian Thought (1996)

by Dale Maurice Riepe

Idealism is the viewpoint that emphasizes the primacy of mind, soul, or spirit in the universe, while abstractionism is a position that consists in the hypostatizing of concepts, ideals, and principles, mistaking these for realities of an objective ...

Google previewThe Masculine Century (2008)

A Heretical History of Our Time by Michael Antony

Abstractionism is a nihilistic revolutionary impulse to eliminate human emotion, to eliminate personality, to eliminate content itself, and reduce every art to some quintessential pure form devoid of any subject matter or any vision oflife. It is an ...

Google previewPsychology, Religion, And Spirituality (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Abstractionism: Abstractionism is the theory that the mind obtains some or all of its concepts by abstracting themfromconcepts it already has, or from experience. One may, for example, abstract 'green' from a set of experiences which involve ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Critical Theory (2010)

by Ian Buchanan

Abstractionism In art, a movement away from *representation and *mimesis towards a kind of imagery that aims to provoke a response for what it is rather than what it looks like.

Google previewA Dictionary of Philosophical Logic (2009)

by Roy T. Cook

mathematical abstractionism is true. The formula: A ↔ B is said to be a material equivalence if A and B are materially equivalent. See also: Deductively Equivalent, Elementary Equivalence, Logically Equivalent MATHEMATICAL ...

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

toolroom vacuum volume vroom wardroom washroom whom womb workroom zoom UM abolitionism absenteeism absolutism abstractionism accustom activism ad-infinitum ad-nauseum Adam addendum adventuresome agendum ...

Google previewResearching the Song:A Lexicon (2005)

by Shirlee Emmons, Wilbur Watkins Lewis

Akin to abstractionism in art, zaum is one of the most avant-garde innovations in Russian poetry. (SOURCE:Jason, , ) ZEPHYR, ZEPHIR, ZEPHYRUS: in classical mythology, the west wind, son of Astraeus and *Aurora, lover of *Flora, ...

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Abstractionism Meaning

Video shows what abstractionism means. The creation, principles, or ideals of abstractions, in particular art.. The presentation of ideas in an abstract manner..

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