associationist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

association +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

associationist ‎(plural associationists)

  1. (philosophy) One who explains the higher functions and relations of the soul by the association of ideas.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Stuart Mill to this entry?)
  2. (psychology) A proponent of associationism.
    • 1995, Richard Olson, Science Deified & Science Defied
      Only a full-scale analysis of the origin and development of our sensations and ideas can provide this knowledge; so Hartley's associationist psychology becomes the prerequisite for moral knowledge.
  3. (Islam) a mushrik; one who ascribes partners to Allah (God) or believes in the Trinity. (Can we add an example for this sense?)