- a philosophy that holds that human knowledge can be expanded solely through philosophical study.
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Psychologism — is a generic type of position in philosophy according to which psychology plays a central role in grounding or explaining some other, non psychological type of fact or law. The most common types of psychologism are logical psychologism and… … Wikipedia
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 — noun The tendency to describe things in psychological or subjective terms … Wiktionary
psychologism — n. tendency to attribute psychological factors to all situations; philosophical outlook that is based on psychology … English contemporary dictionary
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