from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who adheres to what is classical, as for example in art.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who adheres to what he thinks the classical canons of art.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One versed in the knowledge of the classics; a classicist.
- n. In art, one who seeks to adhere to the canons of Greek or Roman art.
The classicalist will point out that 100 Bayesian statisticians estimating a value from a single data set can come out with 100 different results, while the classical approach will give a single answer all the time.
Availability for military service as a logical concomitant of free citizenship goes back to Aristotle's Politics, and is consistent with both the classicalist ethos and militia theory of the Founding Fathers.
I could read Ladybird books about dinosaurs including all the long classicalist names before I went to nursery.
I have many arguments with my classicalist friend.
Some time later I was discussing the article with another friend of a decidedly classicalist bent.
Like all inventions it will disturb deeply the classicalist tendency, and this disturbance may generate a new impulse to replace the decadent one of the pioneer.
The man whom I call here the classicalist cannot possibly be creative, for the essence of his creed is that there must be nothing new under the sun.
A genius will use his medium in a particular way because it serves his need; this way becomes a fixed rule which the classicalist serves.
Without the slightest paradox one may say that the classicalist is most foreign to the classics.