descendentalism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

descendental +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

descendentalism (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) A doctrine that emphasizes empiricism and positivism; A philosophical focus on material and worldly matters.
    • 1974, Robert Currie, Genius: an ideology in literature:
      Epistemological descendentalism withdraws from the celestial, and infernal, regions to matter of fact; it presumes that, in a world of universal evil, no other realm can or need be sought but that in which man comes to know the evil which is his life.

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