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[men-tl-iz-uh m] /ˈmɛn tlˌɪz əm/

the doctrine that objects of knowledge have no existence except in the mind of the perceiver.
the doctrine that human conduct reflects the operation of a nonmaterial principle.
any psychological theory that accepts as a proper subject of study the basis for human behavior.
(philosophy) the doctrine that mind is the fundamental reality and that objects of knowledge exist only as aspects of the subject’s consciousness Compare physicalism, idealism (sense 3) See also monism (sense 1), materialism (sense 2)


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