academicism

noun
ac·a·dem·i·cism | \ ˌa-kə-ˈde-mə-ˌsi-zəm \
variants: or less commonly academism \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

First Known Use of academicism

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for academicism

academic entry 1 or academy + -ism

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