Definition of Hylozoism

1. n. The doctrine that matter possesses a species of life and sensation, or that matter and life are inseparable.



Definition of Hylozoism

1. Noun. A philosophical doctrine espousing that all or some material things possess life, or that all life is inseparable from matter. ¹

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Definition of Hylozoism

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Medical Definition of Hylozoism

1. The doctrine that matter possesses a species of life and sensation, or that matter and life are inseparable. Origin: Gr. Wood, matter + life, fr. To live: cf. F. Hylozoisme. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hylozoism

hyloists
hyloma
hylomorphic
hylomorphically
hylomorphism
hylomorphisms
hylopathism
hylopathist
hylopathists
hylophagous
hylotheism
hylotheisms
hylotheist
hylotheists
hylozoic
hylozoism (current term)
hylozoisms
hylozoist
hylozoistic
hylozoists
hym
hymar
hymecromone
hymen bifenestratus
hymen sculptatus
hymen subseptus
hymenal
hymenally challenged

Literary usage of Hylozoism

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"There is a certain hylozoism which is only a childish, inexperienced way of looking on nature. We are naturally inclined to interpret other existences after ..."

2. Systematic Theology by Charles Hodge (1873)
"3, hylozoism* hylozoism, from v\r), matter, and £cmy, life, is properly the doctrine that ... In this form hylozoism does not differ from Materialism. ..."

3. The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry (1905)
"hylozoism itself was not a deliberate synthesis of these two conceptions, but a primitive practical tendency to universalize the conception of life. ..."

4. Biographia Literaria by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1907)
"... hylozoism — Materialism — Neither of these systems, or any possible theory of association, supplies or supersedes a theory of perception, ..."

5. Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1894)
"... hylozoism—Materialism—Nei ther of these systems, on any possible theory of association, supplies or supersedes a theory of perception, or explains the ..."

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