physicalist

physicalism

[fiz-i-kuh-liz-uhm]
noun
a doctrine associated with logical positivism and holding that every meaningful statement, other than the necessary statements of logic and mathematics, must refer directly or indirectly to observable properties of spatiotemporal things or events.

Origin:
1930–35; < German Physikalismus. See physical, -ism

physicalist, noun, adjective
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physicalism (ˈfɪzɪkəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
philosophy logical positivism See also identity theory the doctrine that all phenomena can be described in terms of space and time and that all meaningful statements are either analytic, as in logic and mathematics, or can be reduced to empirically verifiable assertions
 
'physicalist
 
n, —adj
 
physical'istic
 
adj

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