Definition of physicalistic in US English:

physicalistic

adjective

Philosophy
  • See physicalism

    • ‘The ontology is phenomenalistic in its leanings, though open to a more physicalistic interpretation.’
    • ‘According to this argument, physicalism requires that all phenomena be susceptible in principle of a physicalistic explanation.’
    • ‘Any construction of physicalistic discourse in terms of sense experience, logic, and set theory would have been seen as satisfactory if it made the physicalistic discourse come out right.’
    • ‘Predicate dualism is the theory that psychological or mentalistic predicates are essential for a full description of the world and are not reducible to physicalistic predicates.’
    • ‘Alternative hypotheses may be offered for the clinical phenomena that led Freud to propose a death instinct, but they all involve different forms of a less physicalistic object relations theory.’

Pronunciation

physicalistic

/ˌfizikəˈlistik/