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phenomenalism

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noun phe·nom·e·nal·ism \-nə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of phenomenalism

  1. 1 :  a theory that limits knowledge to phenomena only

  2. 2 :  a theory that all knowledge is of phenomena and that what is construed to be perception of material objects is simply perception of sense-data

phenomenalist

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phenomenalistic

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phenomenalistically

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