Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Supposing the existence of an external world; affirming the real existence of the external world.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Metaph.) Assuming or positing the actual existence or reality of the physical or external world.
- Ancient Greek κόσμος ("universe") + θέσις ("placement, arrangement") + -ic. (Wiktionary)
“Dynamism the doctrine that the original cosmothetic force was not distinct from, but identical with, the matter out of which the universe was made.”
“This primitive cosmothetic Monism gradually gave way to a dualistic conception of the origin of the world.”
“It was developed by Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, who brought to their description of the world-forming process a higher notion of cosmothetic mind than the pre-Socratic philosophers possessed.”
“I will not ask whether Reid was a 'natural realist' or a 'cosmothetic idealist,' or what Descartes or Arnauld thought about the question.”
“a subject or substratum of attributes is unknown and unknowable, is totally different from that of cosmothetic idealism, with which Mr Mill confounds it; [AI] and that a philosopher may without inconsistency accept the former and reject the latter.”
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