academicism

noun ac·a·dem·i·cism \ ˌa-kə-ˈde-mə-ˌsi-zəm \
variants: or less commonly academism play \ə-ˈka-də-ˌmi-zəm\

Definition of academicism

1 : the doctrines of Plato's Academy; specifically : the skeptical doctrines of the later Academy holding that nothing can be known — compare pyrrhonism
2 : a formal academic quality (as in art or music)
3 : purely speculative thoughts and attitudes

Origin and Etymology of academicism



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