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mechanistic

adjective
(1) Determined or characterised by physical properties.
(2) Referring to the philosophical reduction of processes and phenomena in the universe to physical and deterministic causality.
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In many ways, atomistic and mechanistic models misrepresent nature, such as what life is, growth, or human consciousness.
This kind of mechanistic explanation has risen almost to the level of being taken as heuristic in these fields, but this is because its assumptions have never been deeply examined.
Milkowski's account of mechanistic explanation recognizes the role of context: the contextual level of a mechanistic explanation characterizes the mechanism's interaction with the environment.
If you believe that learning is unnatural than all sort of mechanistic systems must be devised to ensure that a person learns, even if the learner has other impulses.
Mombaerts, an immunologist and neurobiologist, has contributed to the basic mechanistic understanding of olfaction by using gene-targeting technology.
What mechanistic or energetic factors are responsible for this unusual morphology?
Even mechanistic subjects like maths and science benefit when a student goes from the heart to the head.
Evans, and others of his age, may have been driven by what Biggs terms "the mechanistic philosophy of the Enlightenment," but Evans's example would not be followed for more than another century.
The first is an introduction, an education in Forsythe's bold, idiosyncratic, mechanistic, attenuated, ballet-based movement.
And the industry would likely have to employ a mechanistic approach that could, for example, block out a program on the life of Jesus (it ended violently
They concluded that there were two types of organizational structure: mechanistic and organic.
Part one explores the mechanistic aspects of the traditional police agency and discusses the roles of both law enforcement agencies and administrators.