reductivism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

reductive +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

reductivism (countable and uncountable, plural reductivisms)

  1. Extreme simplification; reduction to a minimum; use of the fewest essentials
    Synonym: minimalism
  2. (philosophy of mind) The view that mental states can be reduced to physical phenomena.
  3. (art) A minimalist movement in abstract painting and sculpture from the 1950s onwards.
  4. (music) A minimalist school of music with similar aims.

Hypernyms[edit]

(philosophical view of the mind as reducible):