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sensationalism(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
environmentalismthe philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth
existentialism(philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
existentialist philosophy(philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement; assumes that people are entirely free and thus responsible for what they make of themselves
determinism(philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will
fatalisma philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them
formalism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications
hereditarianismthe philosophical doctrine that heredity is more important than environment in determining intellectual growth
idealism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality
intuitionism(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired primarily by intuition
logicism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that all of mathematics can be derived from formal logic
materialism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
physicalism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
mechanism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes
mentalism(philosophy) a doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind''s awareness
nativism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate
naturalism(philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
Neoplatonisma system of philosophical and religious doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism; its most distinctive doctrine holds that the First Principle and source of reality transcends being and thought and is naturall
nominalism(philosophy) the doctrine that the various objects labeled by the same term have nothing in common but their name
operationalism(philosophy) the doctrine that the meaning of a proposition consists of the operations involved in proving or applying it
Platonism(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
realism(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
pragmatism(philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
probabilism(philosophy) the doctrine that (since certainty is unattainable) probability is a sufficient basis for belief and action
rationalism(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience