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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The style, assumptions, techniques, practices, etc., typifying or regarded as typifying those who specialize in knowledge gained through observation and experimental investigation; Also The belief that investigative methods used to explain certain phenomena are applicable or justifiable in all fields of inquiry.

Usage examples (33)
  • Bruce Henricksen's succinct remarks about the origins of what I call scientism are very important.
  • Science designed itself to be provisional, so scientism is a crappy philosophy too.
  • What the Romantics opposed is what today would be called scientism, which is out to destroy the wonder of the world by making everything turn out to be nothing important.
  • Such 'scientism' - as this overreach is termed - goes beyond the ability of science to explain the nature of the world around us and claims to tell us how life began. for more
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