mentalistic

mentalism

[men-tl-iz-uhm]
noun
1.
the doctrine that objects of knowledge have no existence except in the mind of the perceiver.
2.
the doctrine that human conduct reflects the operation of a nonmaterial principle.
3.
any psychological theory that accepts as a proper subject of study the mental basis for human behavior.
Compare behaviorism.


Origin:
1870–75; mental1 + -ism

mentalistic, adjective
mentalistically, adverb
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mentalism (ˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
philosophy physicalism Compare idealism monism See also materialism the doctrine that mind is the fundamental reality and that objects of knowledge exist only as aspects of the subject's consciousness
 
'mentalist
 
n
 
mental'istic
 
adj
 
mental'istically
 
adv

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