biologism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From biology +‎ -ism.

Noun[edit]

biologism (usually uncountable, plural biologisms)

  1. The use or emphasis of biological principles or methods in explaining human, especially social, behavior. [from 20th c.]
    • 1988, Angela Carter, ‘Eric Rhode: On Birth and Madness’, in Shaking a Leg, Vintage 2013, p. 95:
      But Sophocles and Rhode are both very much concerned with crude biologism vis-à-vis the Oedipal situation.

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References[edit]

  • biologism, Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. File retrieved Nov. 11. 2007.