the doctrine that matter is inseparable from life, which is a property of matter.
Origin of hylozoism
1670–80; hylo-Related formshy·lo·zo·ic, adjectivehy·lo·zo·ist, nounhy·lo·zo·is·tic, adjectivehy·lo·zo·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
(stem of Greek zōḗ
) life + -ism
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Examples from the Web for hylozoism
Historical Examples of hylozoism
For this we must substitute a simple mechanical causality in the sense of psycho-mechanical monism or hylozoism.
Hylozoism is the doctrine that life and matter are inseparable.
Now it is true that in his general belief Newton himself is not free from hylozoism.
So Hylozoism, ancient and modern, under whatever name you please to term it, breaks down.
British Dictionary definitions for hylozoism
Derived Formshylozoic, adjectivehylozoist, nounhylozoistic, adjectivehylozoistically, adverb
the philosophical doctrine that life is one of the properties of matter
Word Origin for hylozoism
C17: hylo- + Greek zōē life
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