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  • noun Plural form of hylozoist.


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  • Concerning such sacred endeavors, like praxis, theory and sapience, ab ovo usque ad mala the Ancient Greek hylozoists had generated and nurtured Science, Philosophy and Wisdom.

    In the Middle East, Stop the Killing of Sophia and her Children Now! 2009

  • First, the earliest philosophers were “hylozoists”; they as - sumed that the primary substance, being alive, is in motion.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas G. E. R. LLOYD 1968

  • But the earliest thinkers are said to be _hylozoists_, rather than strict materialists, because of their failure to make certain distinctions in connection with the _processes_ of matter.

    The Approach to Philosophy Ralph Barton Perry 1916

  • Between panpsychism and hylozoism there is no sharp distinction, because the ancient hylozoists not only regarded the spirits of the material universe and plant world as alive, but also as more or less conscious.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip 1840-1916 1913


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