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1. Feats of mental power that are not explainable by science, such as telepathy and mind reading.
2. Philosophy
a. The doctrine that some mental phenomena cannot be explained by physical laws.

men′tal·ist n.
men′tal·is′tic adj.
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Clark and Chalmers' view, though being a form of strong externalism, is still largely mentalistic (in a usual sense of this term; e.
The Giriama, in contrast, tend not to focus on these mentalistic notions; their model of personhood privileges practice and embodied experience as crucial components of religiosity.
This brings us to Prynne's engagement with Ferdinand de Saussure's "first principle," expressed in Cours de Linguistique Generale (1916), that "the sign is arbitrary" and "designates the correlation of the idea with the image of its acoustic performance, taken together as a unit; both parts of this bipartite entity are mentalistic, existing within a system of differences by which separate ideas are distinguished" (Prynne 1993, 5).
Of course, one can stipulatively redefine the traditional mentalistic terms any way one pleases but one can't at the same time claim one is overcoming traditional philosophy.
In contrast, the female brain is characterized by empathizing tendencies (to use Baron-Cohen's term) or mentalistic thinking (to use Crespi and Badcock's term).
They found that "hearing numerous metacognitive terms in stories is less important than having to actively construct one's own mentalistic interpretations from illustrations and text that implicitly draw attention to mental states" (253).
Adherents of mentalistic psychology,' says Leonard Bloomfield, 'believe that .
No wonder, then, that experiences turn out to be pretty much what the theory claims it to be--namely hedonic and describable in mentalistic terms like sense impression, fantasy, and sensitivity.
That recognition notwithstanding, Lamarque says that we ought to reject 'strongly mentalistic accounts [of art, such as those] offered by Collingwood and Sartre.
Newton believed that the universe was the sensorium of God, and thus subscribed to a mentalistic rather than completely mechanistic view of the universe.
What Keats adds may be typically internalizing and mentalistic, as the mental lane retreats from the external world of the empirically observed "fan.