Definition of Essentialism

1. Noun. (philosophy) The view that objects have properties that are essential to them. ¹

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Definition of Essentialism

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Essentialism

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essential nutrient
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essential prime implicant
essential prime implicants
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essential pruritus
essential tachycardia
essential telangiectasia
essential thrombocythaemia
essential thrombocytopenia
essential tremor
essentialism (current term)

Literary usage of Essentialism

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1. Lectures on fever: Delivered in the Theatre of the Meath Hospital and County by William Stokes (1876)
"... living under the same conditions—This last-named fact is corroborative of the doctrine of the essentialism of fever—Definition of the term epidemic ..."

2. Useful Knowledge: The American Philosophical Society Millennium Program by Alexander G. Bearn, American Philosophical Society (1999)
"In this Kali Yuga of cultural essentialism, we must search for something which ... And by essentialism I mean hypotheses about the unity of a group that a ..."

3. Transsexuals: Life from Both Sides by Lynn Hubschman (1999)
"I do not believe in the extreme essentialism that makes it impossible for anyone ... Q: But isn't it also extreme essentialism to think that some people are ..."

4. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1880)
"50456 MOORE (WW) The Non-essentialism and the War. The Non-essentialism of the American Church, the Cause of our Present National Calamity. By Rev. ..."

5. The Literature of the Rebellion: A Catalogue of Books and Pamphlets Relating by John Russell Bartlett (1866)
"WW The Non-essentialism and the War. The Non-essentialism of the American Church, the Cause of our present National Calamity. 8vo. pp. 20. CHICAGO : /. ..."

6. Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development by Jane L. Parpart, Patricia Connelly, Eudine Barriteau (2000)
"Feminists offer robust conceptions of social criticism, but they tend at times to lapse into foundationalism and essentialism. — Fraser and Nicholson (1990, ..."

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