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  • adj. Pertaining to situationism.
  • n. A person who subscribes to situationism.


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  • Psychologists call the alternative a "situationist" diagnosis: The situation we as a society create -- the rules and social conditions -- makes certain behaviors almost inevitable.

    Frances Moore Lappe: Our Words Are Killing Us

  • But he is a playwright by trade, and a smart witty guy, so it could all be some kind of situationist prank.

    My Roommate, the Streaker

  • Hence the appropriateness of the label "situationist" for the philosophers espousing these views.

    Moral Character

  • Simon, being dedicatedly apolitical, was the last person to be motivated in his deeds by the desire to make a 'statement', and regarded what they were planning as a kind of situationist artwork.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • Times columnist Danny Finkelstein, makes short work of that line of argument today, the flawed "situationist" view that suggests that human beings adapt to the situation in which they find themselves, as evidenced by Stanley Milgram's famous torture tests at Yale in

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  • "situationist" social psychology shows that there are no such things as character traits and thereby no such things as virtues for virtue ethics to be about (Doris 1998, Harman 1999).

    Virtue Ethics

  • An invite to the premiere of rambunctiously situationist British doc The British Guide to Showing Off, about Andrew Logan and his Alternative Miss World event, lands on my desk.

    Trailer trash: Bifas, Birds Eye View and show-offs

  • While you could argue that it turned attention away from the real issues at hand, the fact Marbles helped write most of the next day's headlines showed it worked as a situationist prank.

    Culture flash: custard pies

  • The concept of the "negative slave" is one that I have been working with since my last album Dark Rift as can be evidenced here, in the opening sequence for the "situationist performance" for my video for "Cyclical Cyclical."

    Pictureplane: Negative Slave

  • The marriage lasted from 1962 to 1965, ending when she met the situationist student radical and future Sex Pistols manager, McLaren.

    The Saturday interview: Vivienne Westwood


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  • My favorite bit about the Situationists: their founder, Guy Debord, had his first book (Memoires) bound with sandpaper, so that it would destroy the books it was shelved near. So nasty, but so funny.

    Like your mom.

    October 12, 2007