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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreductionismre‧duc‧tion‧is‧m /rɪˈdʌkʃənɪzəm/ noun [uncountable] formal  when someone tries to explain complicated ideas or systems in very simple terms – often used to show disapprovalreductionist adjective
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reductionismThe winning side, however, opted for a reductionism that located truth in that which could be measured.The idea of television against reductionism recalls the adage about fighting for peace, and the equivalent activity for virginity.Mightn't it merely give rise to a new, psychologistic, feminist reductionism?For me, that's where the cold, intolerant reductionism of Richard Dawkins and Lewis Wolpert becomes politically lethal.Clements was an influential writer who developed a philosophy of ecology that differed fundamentally from the reductionism of Warming and Cowles.In rejecting the reductionism of rationalism, the counterculture was so deeply anti-intellectual that it forfeited access to its own history.What was the solution to the reductionism of liberal-rationalist thought?
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