It would seem that neither by mindless conventionalism
nor by paralyzing inaction induced by abstract philosophical thinking could people help avoid evil.
First, these cases reveal Altemeyer's (1996) conventionalism
, or support for traditional social values, and authoritarian aggression toward perceived outsiders or dissidents.
TABLE 6 Bonferroni Post Hoc Tests for the Five Underlying Factors Fair-Trade Fair-Trade Lovers Likers Conventionalism
My theoretical framework is "ethical conventionalism
," or the view that ethical values, standards and principles should be understood in terms of social conventions.
Among the contributing factors to the proliferation of translations, Ferme highlights the success of American cinema and music, a reigning conventionalism
in Italian letters, economic advantages for publishers, and an opportunity for intellectuals to exercise "un limitato controllo ideologico sui testi che potevano influenzare il pubblico e, cosi facendo, di rivalutare la propria funzione di prestigio culturale" (44).
justifications bear equally on justifications for excluding as-applied challenges:
There is some undeniable truth to conventionalism
, so he believes, but it is not entirely adequate as it stands.
is evident in such reverse-scored statements as "there is nothing wrong with premarital intercourse.
If we recapture this premodern meaning, "bourgeois" can be severed from the colloquial association with overbearing, middleclass conventionalism
and its Marxian association with ruthless capitalism.
Sheldon acknowledged Homer's black genre works for their "total freedom from conventionalism
and mannerism, in their strong look of life and in their sensitive feeling for character," (3) and the New York Times praised Homer as "one of the few artists who have the boldness and originality to make something of the Negro for artistic purposes.
Its weaknesses, however, are directly connected to the relative timidity and conventionalism
of that same imagination.
of Roth's approach will thus disappoint those coming to the book looking for a searing critique of the international order.
is problematic in basing rights on the possibility of unjust conventions, like slavery or apartheid.
That is, it is a conventionalism
, but a true one, that many articles in learned journals have very few readers over the course of a lifetime.
and abstraction he found in Islamic design pointed both to moral and intellectual failure.