from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An adherent of the metaphysical theory of psychophysical parallelism. See parallelism, 6.
  • Consonant to the doctrine of psychophysical parallelism.


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  • Anyway, just to say, I'm as self-aware as the next parallelist Gen-Xer and can appreciate a buffoonish liberal caricature when I see one.

    falcon hears the falconer

  • The parallelist preserves both realms intact, but denies all causal interaction between them.


  • My favorite parallelist moment in culture is probably during the end "chase" sequence of "Ferris Bueller" when Matthew Broderick is running furiously through people's yards to beat his parents home, but still stops midway to introduce himself to some sunbathers.

    that numismatic gave me philatio

  • The key development here is a switch from prior non-causal, parallelist views to a new causal, or "interactionist" interpretation that ascribes to inner experience an integral causal control role in brain function and behavior.

    Roger W. Sperry - Nobel Lecture

  • Usually too they do not work, that is, if examined closely enough; especially do they not work when the memory of the parallelist has been silently rewriting the past to fit the present, as in the present case.

    'The Memory of Justice': An Exchange

  • Is there any scientific evidence open to the parallelist in psychology which is not also open to the interactionist?

    A Handbook of Ethical Theory

  • The existence of a "threshold of consciousness", or, in other words, of a limit of intensity which must be exceeded by the stimulus, as also by the nervous impulse which results, before the latter can affect our consciousness, has been experimentally proved, and this fact cannot be accounted for by the parallelist except on the assumption that there are states of consciousness of which we are wholly unconscious.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • On the one hand it includes the parallelist conception which we have recognised as effete.

    A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson

  • The paralogism included in the very enunciation of the parallelist thesis is explained in a memoire presented to the Geneva

    A New Philosophy: Henri Bergson

  • Now if we re-establish facts as they are, if we admit a parallelism between physical phenomena, on the one hand, and phenomena at once physical and psychical, on the other, the parallelist hypothesis loses every sort of meaning.

    The Mind and the Brain Being the Authorised Translation of L'Âme et le Corps


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