from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to hylozoism or the hylozoists: as, the hylozoistic conception of the universe.
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Some have accused the Gaia theory to fall under the ‘hylozoistic fallacy’ – erroneously in my view.
With this elimination of the element of purposiveness from the hylozoistic world, the content and process of nature are fitted to one another.
Indeed, naturalism would seem here to have swung round toward its hylozoistic starting-point.
From the scanty materials that have come down to us -- a few fragments of the writings of the early Ionians, and allusions in Aristotle's writings -- it is impossible to determine whether these first philosophers were Theists or Pantheists, although one may perhaps infer from their hylozoistic cosmology that they believed God to be at once the substance and the formative force in the universe.
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