atomism atomism

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (psychology) a theory that reduces all mental phenomena to simple elements (sensations and feelings) that form complex ideas by association
  2. (n) (chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles

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  1. Did this mean that the wonderful dream of logical atomism--a science of meanings was hopeless? Or that there was much less to be said than one might have thought?.
  2. Did this mean that the wonderful dream of logical atomism--a science of meanings--was hopeless? Or that there was much less to be said than one might have thought?.

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