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physicalism

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noun phys·i·cal·ism \ˈfi-zi-kə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of physicalism

  1. :  a thesis that the descriptive terms of scientific language are reducible to terms which refer to spatiotemporal things or events or to their properties

phys·i·cal·ist play \-list\ noun or adjective
phys·i·cal·is·tic play \ˌfi-zi-kə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective


1931

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1931


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