nonmechanistic


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nonmechanistic

(ˌnɒnˌmɛkəˈnɪstɪk)
adj
(Mechanical Engineering) not mechanistic, not related to mechanics or mechanism
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Adj.1.nonmechanistic - not mechanistic
nonmechanical - not mechanical
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Johnston critiques Meillasoux extensively for using 'hyperChaos' as an empty metaphysical gimmick, a post hoc way to rationalize the nonmechanistic efficacy of intentional phenomena.
Such employment of mechanism for nonmechanistic purposes is evident in the external teleology of technical production and in the internal teleology of life.
Moreover, life is inventive, and networks, assemblages, and collectives of heterogeneous actors emerge without predetermined form, making these ontologies nonmechanistic and nonessentialist (Braun, 2008).
Peters concluded from her study that a non-rigid and nonmechanistic assessment has to include negotiation, such that a dialogue regarding knowledges can occur and the candidate has some agency in securing understanding and validation:
Stein's well-known interest in repetition and time, along with her early fascination with Darwin, point in the direction of nonmechanistic "life" philosophies and an interest in the nature of psychic change.