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at·om·ism

(at'ŏm-izm),
The approach to the study of a psychological phenomenon through analysis of the elementary parts of which it is assumed to be composed. Compare: holism.

atomism

A term of uncertain utility for the analysis of the individual components of psychological phenomena.
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Faucher's "The Effect of the Atomist Clinamen in the Constitution of Borges's 'Library of Babel'" and Neil Badmington's "Babelation." Emir Rodriguez Monegal mentions in passing that the story "satirizes the concept of a total library" (89), but does not expand on this suggestion.
However, this does not mean that people can distance themselves from all of their ends at once--there is no need to rely on an unencumbered, atomist self--but they are potentially capable of distancing themselves from each of their ends individually.
Our evidence from the earlier atomists is scant on this matter, (78) but Lucretius puts his discourse on the perils of love and sex at the end of a book (4) that is primarily concerned with the physical processes involved in vision.
Conflicts between church fathers such as Augustine, and atomists such as Epicurus, are also discussed.
Nonetheless, Dworkin shares the atomist mode of thought of much contemporary liberalism, regarding institutional structures simply as in the nature of collective instruments.
Thus vitalism in its most general sense would be a commitment to the animation or spirituality of everything that lives, and would be contrasted both with forms of atomist materialism that reduced matter to that which operates only through mechanical and external relations rather than its own immanent force, and with Cartesianism, which separates mind from body, regarding the latter as devoid of any inner life.
Like Lucretius and Zeno, Tennyson is an atomist whose "finer optic" is attuned to discrete units of sensation.
When it comes to specifying the ontological grounds for Keynesian notions of animal spirits, weight, confidence, and degrees of belief, opinions diverge ranging from intersubjective interpretations (Gillies, 2006), or a re-invigorated atomist approach (Davis, 1989), through to a fully-fledged organicist approach informed by the ethical constructs of G.
For the atomist and the ecologist, living is cut up into pieces before it is lived; it is an anti-life.
May Brodbeck remained a Bergmanian logical atomist; she thought Wittgenstein's new testament was a mistake, and she was not happy about the attention it was getting.
This argument would have little purchase against a committed atomist, as Sedley himself admits: 'Aristotle's argument here is designed to convince Aristotelians, not atomists' (194).
Most Jesuit savants, however, opted to steer clear of the Scylla of Copernicanism and the Charybdis of atomist physics--perilously encroaching on the doctrine of the Eucharist--and turned to the relatively safer enterprise of experimental physics.