psychophysical parallelism


noun Philosophy.

the view that mental and bodily events occur in parallel series without causal interaction.

Nearby words

  1. psychopathy,
  2. psychopharmaceutical,
  3. psychopharmacology,
  4. psychopharmacotherapy,
  5. psychophysical,
  6. psychophysicist,
  7. psychophysics,
  8. psychophysiologic disorder,
  9. psychophysiological,
  10. psychophysiology

Compare occasionalism.

Origin of psychophysical parallelism

First recorded in 1890–95

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