Related to Anatomism: anatomy


n.1.The application of the principles of anatomy, as in art.
The stretched and vivid anatomism of their [i. e., the French] great figure painters.
- The London Spectator.
2.The doctrine that the anatomical structure explains all the phenomena of the organism or of animal life.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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1), and it is defined by way of the doctrine of anatomism. A certain property is said to be anatomic just in case if anything has it, then at least one other thing does; by contrast, a property is atomistic or punctate if something can have it without any other thing having it.
The assumption that holism is a necessity claim is also implicit in the way in which holism is constructed from anatomism. According to Fodor and Lepore, a typical anatomic property is that of being a sibling: there could not be only one person in the world who instantiates this property (cf.