psychologism


psychologism
The tendency to describe things in psychological or subjective terms

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  • psychologism — [sī käl′ə jiz΄əm] n. any attempt to find psychological bases for historical events, philosophical concepts, etc.: usually a disparaging term …   English World dictionary

  • psychologism — /suy kol euh jiz euhm/, n. (often used pejoratively) 1. emphasis upon psychological factors in the development of a theory, as in history or philosophy. 2. a term or concept of psychology or psychoanalysis, esp. when used in ordinary conversation …   Universalium

  • psychologism — In the philosophy of logic, psychologism is the view that logic is based upon the laws of thought, where these are descriptions of the actual processes whereby human beings think. Logic becomes not so much a normative discipline, giving laws of… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • psychologism — noun Date: 1858 a theory that applies psychological conceptions to the interpretation of historical events or logical thought …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • psychologism — n. tendency to attribute psychological factors to all situations; philosophical outlook that is based on psychology …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Psychologism — a philosophy that holds that human knowledge can be expanded solely through philosophical study …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • psychologism — noun Philosophy a tendency to interpret events or arguments in subjective terms, or to exaggerate the relevance of psychological factors …   English new terms dictionary

  • psychologism — psy·chol·o·gism …   English syllables

  • psychologism — psy•chol•o•gism [[t]saɪˈkɒl əˌdʒɪz əm[/t]] n. pho why emphasis upon psychological factors in the development of a theory, as in history or philosophy …   From formal English to slang


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