associationist love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who advocates the psychological doctrine of associationism.
  • noun One who supports the doctrine of association advocated by Fourier and known as Fourierism (which see).
  • Pertaining to associationism, in either sense of that word.
  • Also associationalist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Philos.) One who explains the higher functions and relations of the soul by the association of ideas; e. g., Hartley, J. C. Mill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun philosophy One who explains the higher functions and relations of the soul by the association of ideas.


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association +‎ -ist


  • 'associationist' psychology, brought down to its radical expression: it is useless to ignore its power as a conception.

    Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals

  • Furthermore, its conceptual vocabulary stems mainly from German idealist philosophy and this causes problems when translating into materialist and associationist traditions, even regarding some of the most elementary features, such as the I, or the subject.

    Psychology in Search of Psyches: Friedrich Schelling, Gotthilf Schubert and the Obscurities of the Romantic Soul

  • The associationist might counter that sensory experience is sufficiently uniform for association to produce the universalities and necessities at issue.

    Kant's Transcendental Arguments

  • But this does not detract from the considerable anti-associationist force provided by the sorts of universalities and necessities Kant has in mind, and this fact is recognized by the contemporary discussion.

    Kant's Transcendental Arguments

  • Observations on Man (1749) which clearly, on the one hand, proposed a parallelism between mental states and bodily states, and, on the other hand, articulated with equal clarity an associationist account of learning.

    John Stuart Mill

  • Joseph Priestley had edited Hartley into a textbook of associationist psychology by eliminating much of the physiology (and by also eliminating much of the rather odd theology with which Hartley ended his work).

    John Stuart Mill

  • In A System of Logic (1843) Mill again provides a critique of psychological hedonism that relies on an associationist account of the development of plural ends that are psychologically autonomous

    Mill's Moral and Political Philosophy

  • Mill applies empiricist principles to the ontology of material things and his associationist principles to their perception.

    John Stuart Mill

  • In fact, Mill offers an associationist story about the evolution of such intrinsic or ultimate desires.

    Mill's Moral and Political Philosophy

  • This education was undertaken according to the principle of Bentham's associationist psychology, and aimed to make of the younger Mill a leader in views of the philosophical radicals.

    John Stuart Mill


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