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Meaning of "historicist" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HISTORICIST

historicist  [hɪsˈtɒrɪsɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HISTORICIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Historicist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HISTORICIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

historicist

Historicism

Historicism is a mode of thinking that assigns a central and basic significance to a specific context, such as historical period, geographical place and local culture. As such it is in contrast to individualist theories of knowledges such as empiricism and rationalism, which neglect the role of traditions. Historicism therefore tends to be hermeneutical, because it places great importance on cautious, rigorous and contextualized interpretation of information, or relativist, because it rejects notions of universal, fundamental and immutable interpretations. The term has developed different and divergent, though loosely related, meanings. Elements of historicism appear in the writings of Italian philosopher G. B. Vico and French essayist Michel de Montaigne, and became fully developed with the dialectic of G. W. F. Hegel, influential in 19th-century Europe. The writings of Karl Marx, influenced by Hegel, also contain historicism. The term is also associated with the empirical social sciences and the work of Franz Boas.

Definition of historicist in the English dictionary

The first definition of historicist in the dictionary is someone who believes that natural laws govern historical events which in turn determine social and cultural phenomena. Other definition of historicist is someone who advocates the doctrine that each period of history has its own beliefs and values inapplicable to any other, so that nothing can be understood independently of its historical context. Historicist is also someone who places excessive emphasis on history, historicism, past styles, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HISTORICIST


astrophysicist
ˌæstrəʊˈfɪzɪsɪst
bassist
ˈbeɪsɪst
biophysicist
ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪzɪsɪst
ceramicist
sɪˈræmɪsɪst
classicist
ˈklæsɪsɪst
empiricist
ɪmˈpɪrɪsɪst
esotericist
ˌɛsəʊˈtɛrɪsɪst
ethicist
ˈɛθɪsɪst
geneticist
dʒɪˈnɛtɪsɪst
geophysicist
ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪsɪst
lyricist
ˈlɪrɪsɪst
metempiricist
ˌmɛtɛmˈpɪrɪsɪst
petrophysicist
ˌpetrəʊˈfɪzɪsɪst
physicist
ˈfɪzɪsɪst
polemicist
pəˈlɛmɪsɪst
publicist
ˈpʌblɪsɪst
pyrrhicist
ˈpɪrɪsɪst
racist
ˈreɪsɪst
romanticist
rəʊˈmæntɪsɪst
synthesist
ˈsɪnθɪsɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HISTORICIST

historic
Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England
historic episcopate
Historic Places Trust
historic present
historical
historical geology
historical linguistics
historical materialism
historical method
historical novel
historical present
historical school
historical-cost accounting
historically
historicalness
historicise
historicism
historicity
historicize

WORDS THAT END LIKE HISTORICIST

aerodynamicist
Atlanticist
bioethicist
Celticist
cytogeneticist
eugenicist
exorcist
hydrodynamicist
hylicist
kenoticist
metaphysicist
molecular geneticist
mosaicist
neoclassicist
nuclear physicist
phallicist
psychicist
self-publicist
semanticist
technicist
theoretical physicist

Synonyms and antonyms of historicist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «historicist» into 25 languages

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The translations of historicist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «historicist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

历史主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

historicista
570 millions of speakers

English

historicist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

historicist
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التأريخية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

историзма
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

historicista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

historicist
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

historiciste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersejarah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

historistischen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

歴史主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

역사주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Historis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghĩa lịch sử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

historicist
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इतिहासकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tarihselci
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

storicista
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

historyzmu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

історизму
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

istoricistă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

historicist
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

historistiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

historicistiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

historicist
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of historicist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HISTORICIST»

The term «historicist» is regularly used and occupies the 95.055 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HISTORICIST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about historicist

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HISTORICIST»

Discover the use of historicist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to historicist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The German Historicist Tradition
This is the first history in English of German historicism, the intellectual tradition which holds that history is the key to understanding all human values, beliefs and actions.
Frederick C. Beiser, 2011
2
Heinrich Heine: Dreams in A Winter's Tale. A New Historicist ...
His motto, when he was writing the travel story in 1844, could have been: dreams do not come out of the blue either. One may wonder why the four dreams, which make up a comparatively small part of the whole text, are of such importance.
Susanne Wiedenmann, Susanne Kaufmann, 2007
3
Heinrich Heine: Dreams in A Winter's tale. A New Historicist ...
His motto, when he was writing the travel story in 1844, could have been: dreams do not come out of the blue either. One may wonder why the four dreams, which make up a comparatively small part of the whole text, are of such importance.
Susanne Kaufmann, 2004
4
Joshua and the Rhetoric of Violence: A New Historicist Analysis
'Joshua and the Rhetoric of Violence' examines the book of Joshua as a construction of national identity.
Lori L. Rowlett, 1996
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Historicist and historical religious studies:
„Anglojęzyczny Suplement Przeglądu Religioznawczego‛, 2013, no. 1
Zbigniew Drozdowicz, 2014
6
The Book of Revelation For Dummies
Early church leanings: The futurist approach was developed in the Middle Ages as a response to the Protestants' historicist approach. However, the core belief of this approach — a literal interpretation of Revelation — has its roots at least as ...
Richard Wagner, Larry R. Helyer, 2011
7
Historicist Essays on Hispano-Medieval Narrative: In Memory ...
In this volume seventeen scholars from Great Britain, Ireland, Spain and the US pay tribute to the memory of Roger M Walker, Professor of Spanish at Birkbeck College, London.
Barry Taylor, Geoffrey West, 2005
8
Taste and Power: Furnishing Modern France
While historicist pastiche was also popular in England, Germany, and the United States, styles of past epochs did not constitute a repertoire out of which the bourgeoisie could effect subtle distinctions within their class or from other classes , ...
Leora Auslander, 1996
9
Constructing Social Theories
The Causal Structure of Historicist Explanations By a historicist explanation I mean, then, one in which an effect created by causes at some previous period becomes a cause of that same effect in succeeding periods. A commonplace example ...
Arthur L. Stinchcombe, 1987
10
Reading Old English Texts
critic committed to historicist issues can make of formalism not an end in itself but a set of interpretive tactics, a range of questions by which to engage the linguistic codes of cultural texts. To return to the opening claim of this essay: the facts that ...
Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HISTORICIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term historicist is used in the context of the following news items.
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"En Pointe" by Heather Roberge strikes a balance between past and …
The German philosopher wrote in an era he perceived as detrimentally historicist; we, on the other hand, are coming out of a period of unhistorical thinking, ... «Archinect, Jul 15»
2
Historicist: Hometown Rivals
Before the Pan Am Games, boxers Sammy Luftspring and Frankie Genovese gave Toronto world-class competition. By Kevin Plummer. «Torontoist, Jul 15»
3
Crisis and Strategy: On Daniel Bensaïd's “The Notion of the …
... historicist Marxisms of Lukács and Gramsci in the face of Second International orthodoxy, to the analytical Marxist and post-workerist schools. «International Viewpoint, Jul 15»
4
Historicist: “Sip 'n Sex” in North York
Historicist: “Sip 'n Sex” in North York. Paul Godfrey battles the menace of rowdy teens at drive-in restaurants in mid-1960s suburbia. By Jamie ... «Torontoist, Jul 15»
5
View from the top
While Howard College is rich and open to historicist interpretation, MTB is “tall and powerful and singularly devoid of any further meaning”, ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
6
Historicist: History in Objects
The second Military Room at the Canadian Historical Exhibition, Victoria College, 1899. From the Toronto Public Library's Digital Collection. «Torontoist, Jun 15»
7
Symposium: A tremendous defeat for “We the People” and our …
There is no evidence whatsoever that those who adopted the amendment had such a historicist view of “liberty” or constitutional interpretation. «SCOTUSblog, Jun 15»
8
Historicist: The Village of Teiaiagon
To mark National Aboriginal History Month this June, Historicist will focus on aboriginal issues throughout Toronto's history. Kettle found at ... «Torontoist, Jun 15»
9
Historicist: The Murder of Wabakinine
To mark National Aboriginal History Month this June, Historicist will focus on aboriginal issues throughout Toronto's history. This is the first of ... «Torontoist, May 15»
10
Historicist: Raiding the Bathhouses
Every weekend, Historicist looks back at the events, places, and characters—good and bad—that have shaped Toronto into the city we know ... «Torontoist, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Historicist [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/historicist>. Dec 2019 ».
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