Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That tendency of philosophical thought which insists upon the idea of continuity as of prime importance in philosophy and, in particular, upon the necessity of hypotheses involving true continuity.
“This doctrine he called “synechism,” a word deriving from the Greek preposition that means “(together) with.””
“This pan-psychistic view, combined with synechism, meant for Peirce that mind is extended in some sort of continuum throughout the universe.”
“Pluralism rejects the solution offered by scholastic dualism and strives, with but little success, to oppose to Monism its own theory of synechism or panpsychism (see Pragmatism).”
“If one prefers a Greek name, he says, the unity may be called synechism.”
“[Footnote 1: Compare the douma with what Perry aimed at.] [Footnote 2: Compare Appendix B, as to what I mean here by 'real' casual activity.] with an express doctrine of 'synechism' or continuity, the two doctrines merging into the higher synthesis on which he bestows the name of 'agapasticism (_loc.cit. _, iii, 188), which means exactly the same thing as Bergson's' évolution créatrice. ”
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