Definition of Mentalism

1. Noun. (philosophy) a doctrine that mind is the true reality and that objects exist only as aspects of the mind's awareness.

Category relationships: Philosophy
Generic synonyms: Philosophical Doctrine, Philosophical Theory

Definition of Mentalism

1. Noun. The doctrine that physical reality exists only because of the mind's awareness ¹

2. Noun. Activities such as mind reading, especially when used by performers ¹

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Definition of Mentalism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mentalism

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mental state
mental states
mental status schedule
mental strain
mental symphysis
mental synthesis
mental telepathist
mental test
mental testing
mental tubercle
mental unsoundness
mentalese
mentaleses
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mentalism (current term)
mentalisms
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mentalities
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mentalité
mentalization
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mentalized
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mentalizing
mentally
mentally challenged

Literary usage of Mentalism

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Modern Nirvanaism by William Danmar (1914)
"It was the transition from spiritualism to mentalism. It is not required to start a great opposition to genuine spiritualism because it is a dead lion in ..."

2. The Idea of God in the Light of Recent Philosophy: The Gifford Lectures by Andrew Seth Pringle-Pattison (1920)
"... LECTURE X IDEALISM AND mentalism A FURTHER point requires elucidation. The conclusion we have reached—the doctrine of the self-conscious life as ..."

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