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men·tal·ism

(mĕn′tl-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. Feats of mental power that are not explainable by science, such as telepathy and mind reading.
2. Philosophy
a. Any of several doctrines holding that mental phenomena are real and interact with the real world and are not necessarily reducible to the functioning of the brain.
b. A doctrine that the justification of any belief lies ultimately in the mind of the person holding the belief.

men′tal·ist n.
men′tal·is′tic adj.

mentalism

(ˈmɛntəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) philosophy the doctrine that mind is the fundamental reality and that objects of knowledge exist only as aspects of the subject's consciousness. Compare physicalism, idealism3 See also monism1, materialism2
ˈmentalist n
ˌmentalˈistic adj
ˌmentalˈistically adv

men•tal•ism

(ˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine that objects of knowledge have no existence except in the mind of the perceiver.
[1870–75]
men`tal•is′tic, adj.

mentalism

the doctrine that objects of knowledge have no existence except in the mind of the perceiver, as in Berkeleianism. — mentalist, n.mentalistic, adj.
See also: Philosophy
the doctrine that objects of knowledge have no existence except in themindof theperceiver. — mentalist, n. — mentalistic, adj.
See also: Knowledge
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mentalism - (philosophy) a doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awarenessmentalism - (philosophy) a doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
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