phenomenalism

noun phe·nom·e·nal·ism \ fi-ˈnä-mə-nə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of phenomenalism

1 :a theory that limits knowledge to phenomena only
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

play \fi-ˈnä-mə-nə-list\ noun or adjective

phenomenalistic

play \fi-ˌnä-mə-nə-ˈli-stik\ adjective

phenomenalistically

play \fi-ˌnä-mə-nə-ˈli-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of phenomenalism

circa 1865



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