Definition of scientism in English:
noun[mass noun] rare
1.1Excessive belief in the power of scientific knowledge and techniques.
- Indeed, unity is an indispensable plank in the doctrine of scientism, the philosophical underpinning of totalitarian regimes.
- Philosophy at its best nurtures a healthy, non-destructive scepticism, and this kind of attitude towards science will serve to protect us against the excesses of scientism much more than a wholesale anti-scientific outlook.
- Our intellectual culture demands that every idea or phenomenon be subjected to the unrelenting rigour of rationalism, or excesses of scientism.
- Example sentences
- That wealth allows us to indulge in what are often goofily scientistic attempts to stack up quantitative ‘knowledge’ about men's minds.
- Perhaps we shall begin to think again about our secularised, scientistic, self-actualising world view.
- There is no National Association for the Advancement of Scientism, and in fact there is not even a word to label a person who engages in scientism (engaging in scientistic behavior doesn't make you a scientist).
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