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(strŭk'chūr-ăl-izm),
A branch of psychology interested in the basic structure and elements of consciousness.
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Furthermore, mathematical structuralists have more recently used theoretical frameworks like non-foundational set-theory to argue that systems do not necessarily require the presence of an intrinsically existing, irreducible unit to uphold the structure of the system, or for our purposes, ontology.
In the first two chapters of A New Mimesis, Nuttall strenuously argues against the structuralist notion that language is cut off from reality.
Here we find the path that leads from structuralist poetics to fictional worlds; the path is called structural thematics.
Said remarked that structuralists stood at "the beginning of a new era" (p.
Structuralists have blamed South Korea's crisis mainly on the state's overly rapid liberalization of the financial sector and abandonment of industrial policy.
It is often claimed that structuralists cannot identify the natural number 2 with the real number 2 and the complex number 2 + 0i, since these are positions in different structures.
There is more work to be done here yet, but the point is that a structuralist approach opens up the possibility of progress in our understanding of strong verbs, whereas a 'pragmatic', common-sense approach would leave us bound to our current understanding, precluding advances in knowledge.
To a greater extent than structuralists, cultural domination theorists stress the importance of perspective and regard knowledge as situated, acknowledging the possibility of multiple truths and realities.
What excited me most about the structuralist program was its ambitious attempt to unite disparate fields of knowledge.
In addition to reviewing these structuralist arguments for abandoning a growth strategy based on the export of primary goods, the authors review the various economic, social, and political developments that led to the exhaustion of this strategy in the late 1960s and 1970s.
As an alternative the structuralist opposition proposes a refined version of the older idea that socioeconomic elites are always the dominant element in city government.
Structuralists proper include Roland Barthes ( Le Degrezero de l 'ecriture, 1953; Sur Racine, 1963), Rene Girard ( La Violence et le sacre, 1972), Julia Kristeva ( Semeiotike, 1970), Paul de Man ( Blindness and Insight, 1971), Philippe Sollers ( Logiques, 1968), and Tzvetan Todorov ( Litt erature et signification, 1967).