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Definition of "biologism" []

  • The use or emphasis of biological principles or methods in explaining human, especially social, behavior. (noun)

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Use "biologism" in a sentence
  • "They are, I believe, rooted in the nature of things, but not properly accounted for by the "biologism" of some versions of natural law."
  • "Tallis spoke with withering disdain for the overreaching claims of reductive "biologism" and "Darwinitis," which "confuse our biological roots with our cultural leaves.""
  • "And, in the latest issue of Applied Linguistics (31: 2, May 2010) she revisits the topic to critique what she calls “the new biologism”."
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