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division of labor : Dividing a job into many specialized parts, with a single worker or a few workers assigned to each part. Division of labor is important to MASS PRODUCTION.
ethical relativism : In ETHICS, the belief that nothing is objectively right or wrong, and that the definition of right or wrong depends on the prevailing view of a particular individual, CULTURE, or historical period.
judicial activism : A THEORY of interpretation of the CONSTITUTION that holds that the spirit of the times, the values of the justices, and the needs of the nation may legitimately influence the decisions of a court, particularly the SUPREME COURT.
Positivism : An approach to PHILOSOPHY frequently found in the twentieth century. Positivists usually hold that all meaningful statements must be either logical inferences or sense descriptions, and usually argue that the statements found in METAPHYSICS, such as ‹Human beings are freeŠ or ‹Human beings are not free,Š are meaningless because they cannot possibly be verified by the senses.
Primitivism : A style of art that attempts to imitate the art of primitive CULTURES or of children.Relativism : The doctrine that no ideas or beliefs are universally true, but that all are instead ‹relativeŠ Ö that is, their validity depends on the circumstances in which they are applied.Vivisection : The cutting up or dissection of animals in scientific research. Vivisection is also a general term for the use of animals as subjects in laboratory experiments, especially in the development of new medical techniques and drugs.