physicism

Physicism

Phys"i*cism\, n. The tendency of the mind toward, or its preoccupation with, physical phenomena; materialism in philosophy and religion.

Anthropomorphism grows into theology, while physicism (if I may so call it) develops into science. --Huxley.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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