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Definitions for eclecticism
ɪˈklɛk təˌsɪz əmeclec·ti·cism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eclecticism, eclectic methodnoun

    making decisions on the basis of what seems best instead of following some single doctrine or style

Wiktionary

  1. eclecticismnoun

    The quality of being eclectic

  2. eclecticismnoun

    An approach to thought that draws upon multiple theories to gain complementary insights into phenomena

  3. eclecticismnoun

    Any form of art that borrows from multiple other styles

Wikipedia

  1. Eclecticism

    Eclecticism is a conceptual approach that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions, but instead draws upon multiple theories, styles, or ideas to gain complementary insights into a subject, or applies different theories in particular cases. However, this is often without conventions or rules dictating how or which theories were combined. It can sometimes seem inelegant or lacking in simplicity, and eclectics are sometimes criticized for lack of consistency in their thinking. It is, however, common in many fields of study. For example, most psychologists accept certain aspects of behaviorism, but do not attempt to use the theory to explain all aspects of human behavior. Eclecticism in ethics, philosophy, politics and religion is also known as syncretism.

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  1. eclecticism

    Eclecticism is an approach or methodology that selects, uses or combines elements from different theories, philosophies, styles, ideas, or sources, rather than relying on a single approach or system. It involves the conscious selection and amalgamation of different ideas to suit a particular purpose, often resulting in a unique or innovative outcome. This concept can be applied in a variety of fields including art, music, architecture, philosophy and psychology among others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eclecticismnoun

    theory or practice of an eclectic

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. clecticisme. Cf. Electicism.]

Wikidata

  1. Eclecticism

    Eclecticism is a conceptual approach that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions, but instead draws upon multiple theories, styles, or ideas to gain complementary insights into a subject, or applies different theories in particular cases. It can sometimes seem inelegant or lacking in simplicity, and eclectics are sometimes criticized for lack of consistency in their thinking. It is, however, common in many fields of study. For example, most psychologists accept certain aspects of behaviorism, but do not attempt to use the theory to explain all aspects of human behavior. A statistician may use frequentist techniques on one occasion and Bayesian ones on another.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eclecticism in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eclecticism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of eclecticism in a Sentence

  1. F. H. Bradley:

    Eclecticism. Every truth is so true that any truth must be false.

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