Definition of physicalist in English:


noun & adjective

  • See physicalism

    • ‘Epicurus was a thoroughgoing physicalist in his philosophy of mind.’
    • ‘For all that the argument from charity shows, when it comes to disputes like that between an animist and a physicalist, relativism could be the right view.’
    • ‘However, those who reject a physicalist ontology of consciousness must find ways of modeling it as a nonphysical aspect of reality.’
    • ‘In fact anomalous monism has proved to be a highly contentious position drawing criticism from both physicalists and non-physicalists alike.’
    • ‘Contrary to what your consult implies in his response, I am not a vitalist, a reductionist, or a physicalist.’