Antiformalism vs. Formalism

Antiformalism vs. Formalism — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Antiformalism and Formalism

Antiformalismnoun

Opposition to formalism

Formalismnoun

Rigorous or excessive adherence to recognized forms, as in religion or art.

Formalismnoun

An instance of rigorous or excessive adherence to recognized forms.

Formalismnoun

A method of aesthetic analysis that emphasizes structural elements and artistic techniques rather than content, especially in literary works.

Formalismnoun

Strict adherence to a given form of conduct, practice etc.

Formalismnoun

(computing) One of several alternative computational paradigms for a given theory.

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Formalismnoun

(literature) An approach to interpretation and/or evaluation focused on the (usually linguistic) structure of a literary work rather than on the contexts of its origin or reception.

Formalismnoun

(music) The tendency to elevate formal above expressive value in music, as in serialism.

Formalismnoun

A particular mathematical or scientific theory or description of a given state or effect.

Formalismnoun

A formal expression of a grammar; a formal grammar; a set of rules of syntax that, without reference to semantics, determine whether a sequence of symbols is a well-formed sentence in a given formal language.

Formalismnoun

the doctrine that formal structure rather than content is what should be represented

Formalismnoun

(philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications

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Formalismnoun

the practice of scrupulous adherence to prescribed or external forms