Eclecticism is a doctrine or tendency that collects and selects elements from other theories that seem appropriate. The essence of eclecticism is the freedom to choose and reconcile many different styles. Eclecticism definition
The term eclectic is applied, above all, to representatives of Hellenistic philosophy, to Neoplatonists and Renaissance philosophers who sought to reconcile the thought of various classical authors. It opposes all forms of dogmatism and radicalism. The purpose of eclecticism is to reach the truth and harmonize theories that are opposed. The philosophy of Victor Cousin (one of the most important names in the eclectic school) is known as eclectic spiritualism.
Eclecticism is an aesthetic current that emerged in the Dutch school in the mid-17th century as a reaction against Florentine and Roman mannerism. Seeks to reconcile stylistic trends of all times. Eclecticism definition
This current consists of a philosophical attitude of those who do not follow any system, intending to form a whole, seeking the coherence of the elements chosen in different systems, choosing from each the part that seems closer to the truth.
The musical eclecticism is a characteristic of a person who likes to several different musical styles.