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functionalism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfunctionalismfunc‧tion‧al‧is‧m /ˈfʌŋkʃənəlɪzəm/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 USEFULthe idea that the most important thing about a building, piece of furniture etc is that it is usefulfunctionalist noun [countable]functionalist adjective
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functionalismMannheim's ideas will now be applied to two of the major theoretical perspectives in sociology: Marxism and functionalism.One of Durkheim's main legacies is the sociological tradition known as functionalism.This will involve a brief discussion of the approach known in contemporary philosophy as functionalism.As earthbound concrete replaced shimmering glass, so crude functionalism was to supplant soaring aspiration.Its functionalism was at least tempered by a grand conception of space.Unfortunately, much of the drab utilitarianism of urban existence has come to be associated with the design philosophy of functionalism.Even at this moment of patriotic and quasi-mystical emotion, rationalized functionalism is expressed.
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