Definition of phenomenalist in US English:

phenomenalist

noun & adjective

Philosophy
  • See phenomenalism

    • ‘Having made this return journey from a version of phenomenalism or something close to it, Russell reconsidered problems which he now felt had not been properly dealt with under his phenomenalist assumptions.’
    • ‘Mach sought to reformulate Newtonian mechanics from a phenomenalist standpoint.’
    • ‘This phenomenalist mathematical analysis seemed to reveal the gradual diversion of populations under specifiable selective pressures, as expected by traditional Darwinian gradualism.’
    • ‘But these experiential regularities are object-dependent, whereas the phenomenalist needs object-independent regularities concerning experiences alone.’
    • ‘In the next passages, she also reveals a phenomenalist view about the individuality of physical objects: their ‘being’ is based on appearances, and not anything intrinsic.’