internalism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

internal +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

internalism (countable and uncountable, plural internalisms)

  1. The doctrine that a particular mental phenomenon, such as motivation or justification, has an internal rather than external basis
    • 2008 August 30, Josefa Toribio, “State Versus Content: The Unfair Trial of Perceptual Nonconceptualism”, in Erkenntnis, volume 69, number 3, DOI:10.1007/s10670-008-9120-3:
      In fleshing out the relations of perceptual justification and perceptual content attribution, both contenders thus grant epistemic internalism.

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