PSYCHOLOGISM

The perspective that holds a single component or combination of components of the following: 1. The rules of logic are a reflexion of the operation of the mind. 2. Truth can be established by the veracity of the extra facts to ideas formulated in the mind. 3. That questions regarding the nature of knowledge can be answered by an interpretation of the laws governing the workings of the mind and that word meanings are a rooted in the ideas corresponding to them. Psychologism is critical of any approach or theory that gives psychological processes an accidental foundation, leading to a relativistic interpretation of knowledge.

PSYCHOLOGISM: "Psychologism maintains that logic is in operation regarding the workings of the mind."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PSYCHOLOGISM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/psychologism/ (accessed February 23, 2020).
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