Definition of Cartesianism in US English:

Cartesianism

noun

  • See Cartesian

    • ‘He thus destroyed the contradictory and confusing dualism in Cartesianism and established mechanical empiricism.’
    • ‘But this is entirely different from the sort of justification demanded by Cartesianism.’
    • ‘The few letters that survive from this early correspondence indicate that Cartesianism formed the basis of the course of instruction she followed.’
    • ‘He sticks to Cartesianism with a passion and derides any attempt to derive music from experience.’
    • ‘Futhermore, such knowledge could be obtained without the need for a divine guarantee, as had been required by orthodox Cartesianism.’

Pronunciation

Cartesianism

/kärˈtēZHəˌnizəm//kɑrˈtiʒəˌnɪzəm/