Definition of Acosmist

1. n. One who denies the existence of the universe, or of a universe as distinct from God.



Definition of Acosmist

1. Noun. One who denies the existence of the universe, or of a universe as distinct from God. ¹

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Definition of Acosmist

1. someone who doesn't believe in eternity [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acosmist

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Literary usage of Acosmist

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1. The Vocabulary of Philosophy, Mental, Moral and Metaphysical: With by William Fleming, Charles Porterfield Krauth (1860)
"Spinoza did not deny the existence of God; he denied the existence of the world; he was consequently an acosmist, and not an atheist. ..."

2. A Vocabulary of the Philosophical Sciences.: (Including the Vocabulary of by William Fleming, Henry Calderwood (1881)
"Spinoza did not deny the existence of God ; he denied the existence of the world ; he was consequently an acosmist, and not an atheist. ..."

3. 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)
"Sometimes, finally, he is an acosmist: he denies that the external world exists except in so far as it is thought to exist: or he affirms that we create our ..."

4. The History of English Rationalism in the Nineteenth Century by Alfred William Benn (1906)
"Hegel has called him an acosmist rather than an atheist, meaning that his philosophy was the negation, not of God, but of the world. ..."

5. Improvement of the Understanding: Ethics and Correspondcence of Benedict de by Benedictus de Spinoza (1901)
"... were it to call him an acosmist, as one who in his vision of that which is the union of the world and God loses all sight of the world in the fuller ..."

6. The Field of Philosophy: An Introduction to the Study of Philosophy by Joseph Alexander Leighton (1919)
"... a manifestation of God seen from a finite point of view. God is the only reality. God is the one substance. Spinoza may well be called an acosmist or an ..."

7. A Biographical History of Philosophy by George Henry Lewes (1892)
"Spinoza did not deny the existence of God; he denied the existence of the world : he was consequently an acosmist, not an Atheist. If the practical tendency ..."

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