Cosmothetic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cosmothetic (Metaph) Assuming or positing the actual existence or reality of the physical or external world. "The cosmothetic idealists . . . deny that mind is immediately conscious of matter."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cosmothetic Supposing the existence of an external world; affirming the real existence of the external world.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cosmothetic assuming an external world
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ko`smos universe + to place or arrange
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Is not this a sort of cosmothetic idealism?
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
This is what the cosmothetical idealist never can explain, and never attempts to explain.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843" by Various
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