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constructionism

Definitions

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  • n. A strict interpretation of the actual words and phrases used in law, rather to any underlying intent
  • n. The idea that people learn about, or perceive the world by constructing mental models

Etymologies

construction +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Scalia, one of conservatives 'favorite heroes of strict constructionism, is the one who wrote the decision holding that indirect influences and affects on interstate commerce allow the federal government to regulate under the Commerce Clause.

    Obama administration begins legal defense of health care law

  • Textualism should not be confused with so-called strict constructionism, which is a degraded form of textualism that brings the whole philosophy into disrepute.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Fed Tightens

  • In reality, the phrase "strict constructionism" is not a philosophy at all -- at least not one accepted by any credible judge or academic -- but rather a code phrase for judges who make rulings that sit well with conservatives.

    Doug Kendall: The Unbearable Lightness of Michele Bachmann

  • I think the word "constructionism" is being thrown around carelessly at the moment.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • I recommend starting teacher training with activities that do not require a lot of dexterity with the touchpad2 What the curriculum demandsIn OLPC-land we like to talk about lofty concepts such as constructionism, co-learning, collaboration, etc.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • They are as Christian as the Pharisees, worshipping the law of strict constructionism and their money more than God. victoria --- texas

    King: Uninsured 23-year-old battles leukemia, medical bills

  • But if readers assume — maybe this is a sort of ideological strict constructionism — that different people applying the same broad principles will converge on the same, obviously and uniquely correct, political or policy conclusion, then the only way to seem perfectly principled is to be a perfect hack.

    The Georgetown Cocktail Party Paradox

  • Art and literature are useful tools if they can be enlisted in the larger "ideological" project of establishing social constructionism as the dominant worldview (at least among intellectuals), but they surely don't merit consideration as aesthetic constructions in their own right.

    Literary Study

  • Chris Travers says: porterhouse: Scalia distorts the meaning of two words in the 2nd Amendment, “state” and “militia”, in order to give the appearance of strict constructionism and get the outcome he and the Republicans so desire – but the resulting opinion is intellectually dishonest.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Elena Kagan Seems to be in Justice Stevens’ Camp on Citizens United

  • BC says: porterhouse: Scalia distorts the meaning of two words in the 2nd Amendment, “state” and “militia”, in order to give the appearance of strict constructionism and get the outcome he and the Republicans so desire – but the resulting opinion is intellectually dishonest.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Elena Kagan Seems to be in Justice Stevens’ Camp on Citizens United

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