Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Traditional formalism, especially when reflected in art.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The mode of teaching or of procedure in an academy; an academical mannerism, as of painting.
  • noun A tendency toward Platonic opinions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A tenet of the Academic philosophy.
  • noun A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun art, literature Traditional or orthodox formalism; conventionalism.
  • noun Speculative thoughts and attitudes.
  • noun A mannerism or mode peculiar to an academy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun orthodoxy of a scholastic variety

Etymologies

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academic +‎ -ism

Examples

  • The intellectual fiasco of the Sovietology “left,” who camouflaged their ideology with the robes of academicism, should not be forgotten.

    Apparently, the MSM coverup of Climategate has worked

  • Yet "On Becoming an Artist" begins not with modernism, but with high academicism.

    Evolution of a Sculptor

  • This is the great vice of academicism, that it is concerned with ideas rather than with thinking and nowadays the errors of academicism do not stay in the academy; they make their way into the world and what begins as a failure of perception among intellectual specialists finds its fulfillment in policy and action.

    Apparently, the MSM coverup of Climategate has worked

  • Her sculptures are characterized by full, rounded shapes, possibly echoing the French sculptor Aristide Maillol (1861 – 1944), to whose work she turned with a sensitivity far from academicism.

    Antonietta Rapha��l.

  • In other words, while retaining the basic format of a scholarly paper he does not argue against academicism in a purely academic fashion.

    POETRY AND CULTURAL STUDIES: A READER, Eds. MARIA DAMON & IRA LIVINGSTON

  • I don't want to sound like I am advocating for: 1. a return to academicism or more coursework in the fundamentals of painting, drawing, etc. or 2. more trendy courses that train the art student who is chasing the carrot of market success to make stuff that will fit in with whatever the flavor of the year is.

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  • In these ways he created and perpetuated a counter discourse to the Shaftesburyian "civic humanism" or academicism, of which so much has been made of late by art historians.

    Lenin's Paintings

  • Some are succinct and moving on the reasons why we can't live without music, others fully representative of the dense academicism that puts so many people off the stuff altogether.

    Living daylights?

  • Some are succinct and moving on the reasons why we can't live without music, others fully representative of the dense academicism that puts so many people off the stuff altogether.

    Archive 2005-11-01

  • Not surprisingly, theory offers a darker view of fan/academicism, complicating our understanding of possible relations to the past.

    Introduction

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