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  • 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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  • J. G. Ballard
    “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
    “To put it boldly, it is the attempt at a posterior reconstruction of existence by the process of conceptualization.”


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
Those were onsets of involuntary contemplation; sudden partings of the conceptual veil.
"Practical Mysticism" by Evelyn Underhill
Nominalism is covered by empirical tendencies, and conceptualism by modern idealism.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Here the use of conceptual frames is no longer natural.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Conceptual order of world, 118.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
He thus substitutes a species of conceptual-nominalism in place of the realism of Plato.
"Christianity and Greek Philosophy" by Benjamin Franklin Cocker
Is the distinction conceptual or actual?
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
There were three especial doctrines developed in the scholastic philosophy, called respectively nominalism, realism, and conceptualism.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
The soul compares, classifies, generalizes these concrete notions into general or conceptual notions.
"Training the Teacher" by A. F. Schauffler
But we may define it negatively by distinguishing it from the conceptual image.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
Here, accordingly, comes into view the further and in some respects deeper conceptual pair, Many and One.
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various

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.

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
Therefore, there is not much conceptual difference between them; that’s why we often call states state symbols.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
In this way, we have the conceptual genesis of a class of vintage ZQ Shor algorithms.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
Still, this limit is conceptually important just because granular hydrodynamics can be used there.
Symmetry-breaking instability in a prototypical driven granular gas
This leads to a more conceptual proof of the fact that H is always free as an R-module of rank |Wr,n | (a corollary of Theorem 2.2).
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
Compared to extension, restriction is conceptually much simpler since restriction is immediately type-safe without further precautions.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The synthesis of index pages is conducted by mining user browsing patterns implicit in web logs and conceptually clustering webpages to induce topics.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Nevertheless, this is the real significance, but the sharp version of the quantum formalism was not able to produce the proof, and this was the standpoint for a lot of conceptual confusions.
Outline for a formal general theory of physical measurements
The conceptual problems of Quantum Theory are, most of all, related to such gedanken-experiments.
Outline for a formal general theory of physical measurements
The result of this effort has been a conceptual revolution, a paradigmatic shift that has far reaching consequences for the very definition of physics.
Complex Systems: a Physicist's Viewpoint
Conceptual design of the MiniPlug calorimeter: the fibers are arranged in a ‘towerless’ geometry, i.e. with no discrete tower boundaries.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters