Definition of psychologism in English:

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psychologism

Pronunciation: /sīˈkäləˌjizəm/

noun

Philosophy
A tendency to interpret events or arguments in subjective terms, or to exaggerate the relevance of psychological factors.
Example sentences
  • This disappearance of objective knowledge in Western philosophy has continued in other idealist and subjective guises-positivism, materialism, psychologism and historicism.
  • Frege was also a harsh critic of psychologism in logic: the view that logical truths are truths about psychology.
  • Richards's psychologism had ‘paved the way for the study of poems as independent structures’ or ‘consideration of the poem as a separate world.’
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