HyperDic: philosophical_theory

English > 1 sense of the expression philosophical theory:
NOUNcognitionphilosophical theory, philosophical doctrinea doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
English > philosophical theory: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy.
Synonymphilosophical doctrine
NarrowerAristotelianism, peripateticism(philosophy) the philosophy of Aristotle that deals with logic and metaphysics and ethics and poetics and politics and natural science
ConfucianismThe teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity
NeoplatonismA system of philosophical and theological doctrines composed of elements of Platonism and Aristotelianism and oriental mysticism
Platonism, realism(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that abstract concepts exist independent of their names
ScholasticismThe system of philosophy dominant in medieval Europe
Stoicism(philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno
Taoism, Daoismphilosophical system developed by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a simple honest life and noninterference with the course of natural events
aesthetic, esthetic(philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
conceptualismThe doctrine that the application of a general term to various objects indicates the existence of a mental entity that mediates the application
deconstruction, deconstructionismA philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning / meaning
determinism(philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes
empiricism, empiricist philosophy, sensationalism(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
environmentalismThe philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth
existentialism, existential philosophy, existentialist philosophy(philosophy) a 20th-century philosophical movement chiefly in Europe
formalism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that formal (logical or mathematical) statements have no meaning / meaning but that its symbols (regarded as physical entities) exhibit a form that has useful applications
hereditarianismThe philosophical doctrine that heredity is more important than environment in determining intellectual growth
idealism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that ideas are the only reality
intuitionism(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired primarily by intuition
logicism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that all of mathematics can be derived from formal logic
materialism, physicalism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that matter is the only reality
mechanism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that all phenomena can be explained in terms of physical or biological causes
mentalism(philosophy) a doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness
nativism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that some ideas are innate
naturalism(philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
nominalism(philosophy) the doctrine that the various objects labeled by the same term have nothing in common but their name
operationalism(philosophy) the doctrine that the meaning / meaning of a proposition consists of the operations involved in proving or applying it
pragmatism(philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
probabilism(philosophy) the doctrine that (since certainty is unattainable) probability is a sufficient basis for belief and action
rationalism(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort / resort to experience
realism, naive realism(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that physical objects continue to exist when not perceived
relativism(philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that all criteria of judgment are relative to the individuals and situations involved
semiotics, semiology(philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
sensualism, sensationalism(philosophy) the ethical doctrine that feeling is the only criterion for what is good
solipsism(philosophy) the philosophical theory that the self is all that you know to exist
subjectivism(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge and value are dependent on and limited by your subjective experience
teleology(philosophy) a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes
traditionalismThe doctrine that all knowledge was originally / originally derived by divine revelation and that it is transmitted by traditions
vitalism(philosophy) a doctrine that life is a vital principle distinct / distinct from physics and chemistry
Broaderdoctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ismA belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
Spanishdoctrina filosófica, teoría filosófica
Catalandoctrina filosòfica, teoria filosòfica

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