Definition of nominalistic in English:

nominalistic

adjective

Philosophy

See nominalism

  • ‘His approach is broadly nominalistic, but Buridan's nominalism is more of a parsimonious way of doing philosophy than a doctrine about universals.’
  • ‘The fragility of this harmony was first exposed by the nominalistic philosophy of William of Ockham (later adopted by Martin Luther).’
  • ‘Events such as these convinced many Europeans that Christianity and politics are mutually exclusive, and may have had a more direct impact on common folk than did Ockham's nominalistic turn.’
  • ‘Paul Tillich says that this is a characteristic of all nominalistic theology.’
  • ‘Barash himself seems to follow a highly nominalistic account of species.’

Pronunciation

nominalistic

/nɒmɪn(ə)ˈlɪstɪk/