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[mass noun] The arrangement or presentation of something according to a scheme or schema:‘one must try to locate the precise questions with which to replace Marx's schematism’
- ‘Dogmatic constraints, tactical stereotypes, schematism in place of originality, and the boring repetition of truisms are contributing factors in creative infecundity.’
- ‘The peculiar nature of Keynes's schematism is that it is constructed to tame ‘the extreme complexity of the actual course of events’.’
- ‘The novel has a schematism or geometric quality, as in the abstract shape of the diptych or the dyad of the book's two sections, which are titled ‘The Prince’ and ‘The Princess.’’
- ‘The Apollonian tendency now appears disguised as logical schematism.’
- ‘Keynes also explains in detail how to use in practice his logical schematism.’
- ‘This occurs in what Kant calls transcendental schematism.’
- ‘Thus for Keynes intuition is an important instrument to put at work in his logical schematism.’
- ‘This schematism of our understanding with regard to appearances and their mere form is a hidden art in the depths of the human soul, whose true operations we can divine from nature and lay unveiled before our eyes only with difficulty.’
Early 17th century: from modern Latin schematismus, from Greek skhēmatismos assumption of a certain form, from skhēma, skhēmat- form.
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