[From Latin contextus: connected or weaved together.]

  1. (metaphysics) The view that all entities are connected together; another word for holism.

  2. (epistemology) The view that an entity cannot be known without understanding the full context of its connections to other entities.

  3. (ethics) The view that ethical value is not absolute but dependent on a specific personal, historical, or societal context.

  4. (aesthetics) The view that a work of art can be interpreted only in the light of its historical context.

The Ism Book by Peter Saint-Andre

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