Conceptualism meaning

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The doctrine, intermediate between nominalism and realism, that universals exist only within the mind and have no external or substantial reality.
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A school of abstract art or an artistic doctrine that is concerned with the intellectual engagement of the viewer through conveyance of an idea and negation of the importance of the art object itself.
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The doctrine, intermediate between nominalism and realism, that universals exist explicitly in the mind as concepts, and implicitly in things as shared qualities.
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The conceptual-art movement of the 20th cent. or its theories, methods, etc.
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The art movement towards conceptual art.
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(philosophy) A theory, intermediate between realism and nominalism, that the mind has the power of forming for itself general conceptions of individual or single objects.

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Origin of conceptualism