Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of mechanist.

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Examples

  • Let me be the first one to proclaim to astophysicists and quantum mechanists and psychologists and sociologists and everyone in between that the universe, on all levels at any scale, is infinitely complex.

    The Terror of Scale

  • Although at war with mechanists and any philosopher who accepted active matter, Clarke was not a full-blown occasionalist.

    Samuel Clarke

  • The economic spirit of a people cannot be manipulated in as simple-minded a fashion as the Keynesian mechanists imagine.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • For although most early modern mechanists programmatically tried to substitute a nature made of inert particles for the living nature of Renaissance philosophy, the attempt soon ran into great difficulties.

    Samuel Clarke

  • The economic spirit of a people cannot be manipulated in as simple-minded a fashion as the Keynesian mechanists imagine.

    Post-Enlightenment economics

  • From there coupled with the Copernican revolution and the advent of Newtonian mechanists that followed, it might have seemed a slam dunk for the atelic worldview, at least to the educationed masses.

    Another Chink in a Worldview's Armor?

  • But his greatest coup was in convincing his old pal Billy Robinson, one of the most brilliant magic mechanists, to design a Spiritualist parlor that would put the common garden-variety phony mediums to shame.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

  • Life humanity, esp., according to the old myths, was given the earth to remake, life was not itself seen to be a mere remaking of matter via clever mechanists.

    Transitions on the DI blog - The Panda's Thumb

  • Whereas some of the “mechanists” defended the first view, Newton appears to be allied with the second tradition.

    Newton's Philosophy

  • But his greatest coup was in convincing his old pal Billy Robinson, one of the most brilliant magic mechanists, to design a Spiritualist parlor that would put the common garden-variety phony mediums to shame.

    The Secret Life of Houdini

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