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  • noun extreme simplification; reduction to a minimum; use of the fewest essentials; minimalism

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  • noun an art movement in sculpture and painting that began in the 1950s and emphasized extreme simplification of form and color

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Examples

  • I worry that if I restrict myself to the term reductivism won't obscure all of this.

    Larval Subjects .

  • Carl asks why I don't simply refer to the Hegemonic Fallacy as "reductivism", and wonders if I simply take pleasure in naming.

    Larval Subjects .

  • But my point is that rather than viewing Stein’s concentration on a grammatical structure, her focus on style, as opposed to a generic form, as a kind of reductivism, one should understand it as an attempt to expand the restrictions normally imposed by the structures of narrative art.

    Gertrude Stein

  • Instead of complaining about reductivism, the real question should be: what are the abstract qualities of our human relationships that any online system * should* mirror.

    Relationships are complicated | FactoryCity

  • I've argued that between Dennett's reductivism, materialist commitment, and otherwise, his thoughts on intentionality and belief lead to a meaning of those words that sets him far apart from what people normally mean or expect.

    Blurring the Line

  • I have thought that traditional methods of the humanities — the interpretation of text in its linguistic as well as historical richness — has suffered somewhat in legal scholarship in recent years under a certain economics-oriented reductivism.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Robert Tsai on ‘Eloquence and Reason’

  • With these clarifications in mind, let us turn now to the considerations that led some medieval philosophers to reject reductive realism in favor of some form of non-reductivism.

    Medieval Theories of Relations

  • It is curious, as I look at the things in my own life: my own failures that led to success, my sometimes asinine reductivism concerning eras that were quite complicated, yet I still shrug and say "it all sucked."

    through with buzz

  • It is curious, as I look at the things in my own life: my own failures that led to success, my sometimes asinine reductivism concerning eras that were quite complicated, yet I still shrug and say "it all sucked."

    luck is the residue of design

  • There is one motive for reductivism that does not operate simply on the ethical, or on the non-ethical, but tends to reduce every consideration to one basic kind.

    Value Pluralism

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