Panzoism - What does it mean?

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Alternative forms

* panzooism, pan-zoism


  • (rare, archaic): Belief that the entire universe is a living thing, or is suffused with life.
  • * 1875 , James McCosh, Ideas in Nature Overlooked by Dr. Tyndall , p.37.
  • He holds that there is a pangenesis or panzoism in all animated being. Now, what is this but the "life" of the old zoologists whom they so ridicule?
  • * 1918 , Edward Gleason Spaulding, The New Rationalism , p.34.
  • But there [is] also panzoism , maintaining that the universe is a living being and has a soul, and anti-intellectualism, holding that genuine intellectual analysis is impossible, both because each thing is infinitely complex and because the removal of a part alters its causal context.
  • * 2005 , David Skrbina, Panpsychism In The West , p. 220.
  • Why Carus did not use 'hylozoism' is not clear. Regardless, that term is now rarely used, as is also true of the variation panzoism .

    Derived terms

    * panzoist * panzoists * panzoistic

    See also

    * pandemonism * panpsychism * pandeism * pantheism English words suffixed with -ism

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