Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, advocating, or acting in accordance with scientism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making pretensions to scientific method, but really not in the right.

Etymologies

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From scientism and -istic.

Examples

  • If I am not mistaken, psychology, psychiatry and some branches of sociology, not to speak about the so-called philosophy of history, are even more affected by what I have called the scientistic prejudice, and by specious claims of what science can achieve. 7

    Friedrich August von Hayek - Prize Lecture

  • Menand believes that Pinker's "scientistic" world view — that is, submitting everything, from painting to romantic love to empirical measurement — leads to a narrow and sometimes wrongheaded understanding of things.

    Harvard’s Crisis of Faith

  • A few have the "scientistic" mind-set that Hayek attacks.

    From the Quaint to the Bizarre: Jeff Friedman on Hayek, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • It is an approach which has come to be described as the "scientistic" attitude - an attitude which, as I defined it some thirty years ago, "is decidedly unscientific in the true sense of the word, since it involves a mechanical and uncritical application of habits of thought to fields different from those in which they have been formed."

    Friedrich August von Hayek - Prize Lecture

  • It is an approach which has come to be described as the "scientistic" attitude

    Lincoln vs Cadillac

  • Since you guys are adamant that ID not even be mentioned as a possible inference, the standard scientistic (metaphysical naturalism/materialism) inferences should be left out as well.

    Crossroads

  • "Since you guys are adamant that ID not even be mentioned as a possible inference, the standard scientistic (metaphysical naturalism/materialism) inferences should be left out as well."

    Crossroads

  • For all his research and arresting vignettes, scientistic bluster overwhelms the book.

    Bloodlust

  • Where is your outrage on scientistic fraudulantly adjusting climate data? ljwne

    RNC purity test designed to 'stick it' to Steele, ally claims

  • This rejects the scientistic idea that “life” begins at conception, as well as the theological belief (currently embraced by the LDS Church) that there is no ensoulment – and hence no person – until implantation.

    This isn’t about Jim Wallis… « Dating Jesus

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