Definition of Eclecticism

1. Noun. Making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style.

Exact synonyms: Eclectic Method
Generic synonyms: Deciding, Decision Making
Derivative terms: Eclectic, Eclecticist



Definition of Eclecticism

1. n. Theory or practice of an eclectic.

Definition of Eclecticism

1. Noun. The quality of being eclectic ¹

2. Noun. (philosophy) An approach to thought that draws upon multiple theories to gain complementary insights into phenomena ¹

3. Noun. (arts) Any form of art that borrows from multiple other styles ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eclecticism

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Medical Definition of Eclecticism

1. A nineteenth-century cult popular in america which treats diseases by application of single remedies to known pathologic conditions, without reference to nosology, special attention being given to developing indigenous plant remedies. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Eclecticism

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1. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"SKEPTICISM AND eclecticism Philo of Larissa declares that, though the Stoic ... In this way the philosophical movement called eclecticism took its rise. ..."

2. Teaching Children to Be Literate: A Reflective Approach by Anthony V. Manzo, Ula Casale Manzo (1995)
"Hence, the New eclecticism is more pragmatic than ideological. ... The newest part of the New eclecticism is the sense that it is part of a worldwide ..."

3. History of Philosophy by Alfred Weber (1896)
"development of comparative theology, on the one hand, and to the fusion of beliefs or a kind of religions eclecticism, on the other, and paved the way for ..."

4. Course of the History of Modern Philosophy by Victor Cousin, Orlando Williams Wight (1856)
"That its condition is a new philosophical movement.—Determination of the character of this new movement: eclecticism.—Symptoms of eclecticism in European ..."

5. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1856)
"Nor can any one who has ever so little of the true spirit of Art about him do otherwise than set eclecticism at defiance, and call it the most debasing and ..."

6. A Study of Greek Philosophy by Ellen M. Mitchell (1891)
"An external influence toward eclecticism was the study of Greek philosophy in Rome. ... Cicero is the chief representative of Roman eclecticism. ..."

7. Criminal Sociology by Enrico Ferri, William West Smithers, Joseph Ignatius Kelly, John Lisle (1917)
"eclecticism. Since the advance of science traverses periods of action and reaction and since every current in a given direction after it has reached its ..."

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