Externalistic


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Ex`ter`nal`is´tic


a.1.Pertaining to externalism.
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I think Noe's positive approach, especially as regards perceptual and related processes, has much to offer a good externalistic alternative.
He did not mention that a series of scholars, notably Isaiah Tishby and Moshe Idel, differed from Scholem and spoke of externalistic messianic dimensions within Hasidism.
The third, which invaded the Islamist movement and, indeed, Egyptian society in its entirety since the 1970s, is Wahhabism, which is essentially materialistic and externalistic in its approach to Islam.
Now when the naturalist in these contexts forms the belief "All the universe is naturalistic," they are not employing concepts in the predicate portion of their belief in an externalistic fashion.
The great French social historian Ferdinand Braudel arguably has one of the strongest aesthetic senses of twentieth-century historians, but his sense for the beauty of his human subjects tends to be so externalistic that it does not seem essentially different from that of his contemplation of geography or natural phenomena (see for instance his preface, or just about any chapter, from his The Structures of Everyday Life [NewYork: Harper and Row, 1981]).
2) I examine some passages from Philosophical Investigations in which Wittgenstein analyses psychological concepts and I point out to certain naturalistic, externalistic and mentalistic interpretations of those passages that I find problematic.
For example, although he is of course not ignorant of externalistic approaches to the content of propositional attitudes, his response is simply to introduce the idea of a narrow style of content that is supposed to characterise the common conscious contentful core shared by the ordinary subject and (say) the vat-brain (pp.
21) And its preoccupation with a typically mechanical and externalistic investigation of sources and influences they saw as "springing from an essentially scientistic attempt" to understand the course of literary history as "a series of cause and effect relationships".
Instead of becoming spiritually empowered, well-intentioned people continue to submit to externalistic religion.
It assumes an internalist epistemology, and the paradox it purportedly resolves is really the familiar clash of internalistic and externalistic epistemological intuitions.
However, defenders of this idea usually maintain that there is another kind of, externalistic intentionality, which depends on factors external to the subject.