notionalist

notionalist

(ˈnəʊʃənəlɪst)
n
1. (Linguistics) linguistics someone more concerned with the semantic content of language than with the formal structure
2. (Philosophy) a person whose ideas are in the purely theoretical realm
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This is seen, for instance, when Basil's "notionalist" theory of names reintroduces mental space between divine names, the notions or characteristic marks they signify, and the divine essence.
Further reading Bhagat Ram Talwar, The Talwars of Pathan Land and Subhas Chandra's Great Escape (People's Publishing House (1976); Sarat and Subhas Chandra Bose, Brothers Against the Raj: A Biography of Indian Notionalists (Columbia University Press, 1990); Duff Hart-Davis, Peter Fleming: A Biography (Oxford University Press, 1987); Milan Hauner, India Axis Strategy: Germany, Japan and Indian Nationalists (Klett-Cotta, 1981).