1A magician who performs feats that apparently demonstrate extraordinary mental powers, such as mind-reading.
- You feed chickens to cows you mentalist.
- I am a mentalist with over a dozen years' experience reading minds and astonishing audiences.
- You could, if you were a mentalist, spend £5,000 on a suit, or a cooker, or a set of speakers for your drawing room.
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An adherent of mentalism.
- ‘Psychics’ who are honest about their deception call themselves mentalists and call their art magic or conjuring.
- Many magicians do what Geller does, but they call themselves magicians, conjurers, or mentalists.
- The performance of mentalists may be closer to that of the pseudo-psychics than to magicians.
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Relating to mentalists or mentalism.
- Marvin Harris was a brilliant, formidable critic of everyone who flirted with neo-Kantian philosophical idealism and mentalist definitions of social phenomena, from Hegel to Weber and Parsons.
- It is thus more mentalist than sociobiology, and draws on the explanatory tools of cognitive science, such as the use of the language of information processing to describe the mind.
- Chris Weston's detailed, sophisticated art bridges the mundane and the mentalist.
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- During this period, he became a leading figure in US linguistics, replacing a mechanistic and behaviouristic view of language (based on the work of Bloomfield) with a mentalistic and generative approach.
- Descartes took a strong mentalistic position, arguing that the mind operated according to its own principles and that it came stocked with innate ideas.
- Convinced that psychology could be a wholly objective science, Watson called for reform in its content and its methods and for the rejection of mentalistic terms such as ‘mind ‘and ‘consciousness.’
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