externalism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

c. 1840 external +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

externalism (plural externalisms)

  1. Excessive regard to outward acts or appearances, especially in religion. The denial of internalism.
  2. The act of judging by outward appearance or acts.
  3. The belief that only things that can be observed by senses are real.

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