substantialism


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substantialism

(səbˈstænʃəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) the doctrine that a substantial reality underlies phenomena
2. (Philosophy) the doctrine that matter is a real substance
subˈstantialist n
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The overvalued interest in the maintenance of given formations has frequent recourse to the language of substantialism and realism.
The distorting effects of historical substantialism are particularly apparent in histories that rely on the secularization hypothesis as a substitute for historical explication (Blumenberg, 1985, pp.
That tradition was of course heir to the substantialism that for long had marked historical thinking, but it developed it and made it into a hermeneutical principle.
Empiricism's outcome is materialistic substantialism, which also involves two claims.
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Science has progressed by systematically replacing substance essentialism with dynamical and relational accounts, but substantialism remains the tacit assumption in eliminative materialism.
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This tangible substantialism of dharma results precisely from the Veda, an "authority exterior to man," even as it is then transmuted into an internally possessed substance.
The reason is almost the mirror image of Taylor's reason: just as there cannot be pure proceduralism without threatening the idea that liberalism has some inherent integrity, so too there cannot be pure substantialism without threatening the value most integral to liberalism, namely liberty.
Despite its strong critique of philosophical substantialism, the personalist school remained stuck in the problems of substantialist metaphysics.