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psychologism

(sī-kŏl′ə-jĭz′əm)
n.
The explanation or interpretation of events or ideas in psychological terms.
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In order to not adopt an "individualist" or "psychologistic" approach to racism, which Bonilla-Silva objects diminishes the role of ideology; he speaks of a "racialized social system" (173).
RB: If you ask a contemporary German philosopher about pragmatism, he or she will describe it as a reductive, psychologistic theory that seeks to understand normativity in terms of the grasping selfishness of a bourgeois shopkeeper, whose answer to every question is, "Well, what's in it for me?
Despite its "mereness", intentionality nourishes a sense of aesthetics reality, i.e., the impossibility of its being swallowed by idealistic, "psychologistic" and materialistic visions of the world--one that makes an autonomous structure of the work emerge from the internally experienced artistic-aesthetic experience.
As Land makes clear in 'Machinic Desire' (1993), not only is "greed" merely a psychologistic means of characterising the 'profit-seeking tropism of ...
It is important to emphasize this point in order to sharply distinguish ABCT from recent Keynes-like psychologistic theories that seek to explain bubbles, crises and depressions by "animal spirits," a term which refers to a witch's brew of various noneconomic motives and irrational behavioral propensities of private economic decisions (see, for example, Akerlof and Shiller [2009]).
is often provocative, as in Theosophy's adoption of occultism as a nom de plume, Aleister Crowley's psychologistic reinvention of 'magick', or Gerald Gardner's invention of 'witchcraft' or wicca, in the form of a secret fertility cult--words meant to shock a predominantly Christian ...
In this sense, some authors suggest that it is as important to recognize the presence of ecological fallacy as to recognize psychologistic or individualistic fallacy (Subramanian et al.
Cognitive perception and appreciation are commonly unconscious, psychoanalysis concerns itself with the individual and in accordance with some version of psychologistic determinism, and cognitive dispositions may give rise to unconscious emotional reactions which help reproduce subordination.
What I am calling the "masculinities" explanation of men's poor health status, although claiming to be a progressive view of society, focuses on the socialisation of men into oppressive, nonhealthy attitudes, lifestyles and choices is in fact a "psychologistic" view, reducing the causality of male ill health largely to some internal (psychological) deficiencies in this constructed masculinity.
Husserl distinguishes between the psychological and the logical subject, and stresses the need to set logic on the secure path of a science: pure logic concerns the ideal conditions of science in general (logic is a purely formal, a priori science, which says nothing about the real world), while the study of logic elucidates essential correlations between acts of knowing and the objects known (logic cannot be either empiristic or psychologistic).
He famously repudiated this psychologistic picture but, as a result, found no place for value within the realm of perceptible phenomena.
Thus, the properties of bodies that count as basic do not include vital, psychologistic, or aesthetic properties.