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biologism Line breaks: biolo|gism
Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈɒlədʒɪz(ə)m/

Definition of biologism in English:


[mass noun]
The interpretation of human life from a strictly biological point of view.
Example sentences
  • One can be a good Darwinian without reducing our cultural leaves to their biological roots: confusing the former with the latter is not biology but biologism, not Darwinism but Darwinosis.
  • According to Menninghaus, Darwinian theory, which like biologism is undergoing a renaissance, states that beauty solely serves biological selection.
  • Historicism, scientism, psychologism, biologism, in general the confident use of the scientific vocabularies in the spiritual realm, has created… a spiritual disorder.



Example sentences
  • As Nina rightly says, there is nothing natural, but nevertheless there are biotic defaults, and there is nothing more biologistic than poking bits of yourself into holes or rubbing bits of yourself until they are sick.
  • Harris argues for ‘the need to distinguish among ‘individual’, ‘self’ and ‘person’ as biologistic, psychologistic and sociologistic modes of conceptualising human beings.
  • In the nineteenth-century novel, when eugenic and biologistic ideologies are in place, this curative function operates within a specifically medicalized, somatized framework.

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