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conceptualism


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conceptualism  \Con*cep"tu*al*ism\,  n.  (Metaph.) 
  A  theory,  intermediate  between  realism  and  nominalism,  that 
  the  mind  has  the  power  of  forming  for  itself  general 
  conceptions  of  individual  or  single  objects.  --Stewart. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conceptualism 
  n  :  the  doctrine  that  the  application  of  a  general  term  to 
  various  objects  indicates  the  existence  of  a  mental 
  entity  that  mediates  the  application 




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