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logical atomism

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a philosophy developed from linguistic analysis asserting that a proposition can be analyzed into simple, independent elements of meaning corresponding to elements making up basic facts about the world and reality.
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logical atomism

noun
1.
the philosophical theory of Bertrand Russell and the early Wittgenstein which held that all meaningful expressions must be analysable into atomic elements which refer directly to atomic elements of the real world
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