Functionalism

Functionalism may refer to:

  • Structural functionalism, a theoretical tradition within sociology and anthropology
  • Functionalism (architecture)
  • Functionalism (philosophy of mind)
  • Functionalism versus intentionalism, a historiographical debate about the origins of the Holocaust
  • Functional psychology
  • Functionalism in international relations
  • Functionalist theories of grammar

Other articles related to "functionalism":

Sociological Terms - Theoretical Frameworks - Functionalism
... paradigm in both sociology and anthropology, functionalism addresses the social structure as a whole and in terms of the necessary function of its constituent elements ... Functionalism also has an anthropological basis in the work of theorists such as Marcel Mauss, Bronisław Malinowski and Radcliffe-Brown ... functionalism strongly emphasizes the pre-eminence of the social world over its individual parts (i.e ...
Streamline Moderne - Industrial Design
... Streamline style can be contrasted with functionalism, which was a leading design style in Europe at the same time ... One reason for the simple designs in functionalism was to lower the production costs of the items, making them affordable to the large European working ... Streamlining and functionalism represent two very different schools in modernistic industrial design, but both reflecting the intended consumer ...
Jerry Fodor - Functionalism
... One can solve these problems, according to Fodor, with functionalism, a hypothesis which was designed to overcome the failings of both dualism and reductionism ... On this basis functionalism can be classified as a form of token materialism ...
Jeffrey C. Alexander - Neofunctionalism
... Alexander, who sees neofunctionalism as having 5 central tendencies to create a form of functionalism that is multidimensional and includes micro as well as macro levels of analysis to ... dimension of free will, by which he is expanding functionalism to include some of the concerns of symbolic interactionism ...