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the received wisdom

Common knowledge that is held to be true, but may not be. The received wisdom says to feed a cold and starve a fever, but that doesn't reflect current medical practice.
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the conventional wisdom

Common knowledge that is held to be true, but may not be. The conventional wisdom says to feed a cold and starve a fever, but that doesn't reflect current medical practice.
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conventional wisdom

A widely held belief on which most people act. For example, According to conventional wisdom, an incumbent nearly always wins more votes than a new candidate . This term was invented by John Kenneth Galbraith, who used it in The Affluent Society (1958) to describe economic ideas that are familiar, predictable, and therefore accepted by the general public. Today it is used in any context where public opinion has considerable influence on the course of events.
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conventional/received ˈwisdom

the view or belief that most people have: Conventional wisdom has it that riots only ever happen in big cities.The term conventional wisdom was first used by the economist John Kenneth Galbraith in his book The Affluent Society.

conventional wisdom, the

What the majority believe and act upon. The term was coined by the American economist John Kenneth Galbraith in The Affluent Society (1958), in which he so described economic views that are familiar, predictable, and therefore generally accepted. It was soon transferred to other areas in which public opinion plays an important role in influencing events. It has just about replaced the now virtually obsolete cliché, climate of opinion.
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Increasing economic power is significantly correlated with agreeableness, with the valuation of international harmony and equality, with authoritarian aggression and submission, and with conventionalism.
The core of conventionalism is not its close relation to social utility but a public two-stage construction.
The components of antisemitism, authoritarian anti-establishment attitudes, conventionalism, authoritarian aggression, sex, and anomie are found to be significant determinants of discriminative antisemitism.
It also follows that conventionalism cannot be a satisfactory account of necessary truth (truth is rooted in experience).
Further, at the time at which Popper wrote The Logic of Scientific Discovery, he did not have to hand a theory as to how one might appraise the competing metaphysical ideas of realism and conventionalism.
Elder writes that explosivism and conventionalism ignore something constitutive of the very nature of our judgements about these two forms of sameness.
This is what spurred him to re-evaluate the conventionalism of scientific theories and identify the dogmatic components within Neopositivism.
Ben-Menahem, Yemima (2006), Conventionalism, Nueva York, Estados Unidos, Cambridge University Press.
One familiar nonoriginalist reason for embracing a written constitution is that the text serves as a focal point for legal coordination* Generally known as conventionalism, this approach builds on the insight that it is more important for many issues to be settled than to be settled right.
The three paintings from a private collection discussed in this article are of cultural significance as they exemplify a break with such artistic conventionalism.
But she is not just writing for the benefit of indigenous peoples, she is writing to inform the West of new ways of knowing, hoping to break the barrier of conventionalism and stereotypes.
Findings of Onatir (2008) also indicated that when social responsibility/sharing sub-dimension of the altruism scale increased so did power, success, hedonism, excitement, self-control, universality, benevolence, harmony and security dimensions of the values scale except conventionalism.
3) that conventionalism provides the only "developed" modal epistemology to rival his own, it may be surmised that he thinks little of modal rationalism, in which the appeal to intuition plays a major role.
We will also witness modern homophobia's engendering of negative and positive effects and Bernstein's final assessment of his and his wife Felicia's steep personal losses accruing to the same heteronormative and homophobic conventionalism that enabled rich gains to his career and hence the music world.
Yet, despite its conventionalism and Hollywood pageantry, The March is not without a subtle critique of the kind of reconciliatory fictions and histories that have influenced American memory of the war.