Definition of non-substantialist in English:

non-substantialist

noun

rare Philosophy
  • A person who holds the doctrine that there is no substance underlying phenomena.

Pronunciation

non-substantialist

/ˌnɒnsʌbˈstanʃəlɪst/ /ˌnɒnsʌbˈstanʃ(ə)lɪst/ /ˌnɒnsʌbˈstɑːnʃəlɪst/

adjective

rare Philosophy
  • Advocating the view that the world is without substance.

Pronunciation

non-substantialist

/ˌnɒnsʌbˈstanʃəlɪst/ /ˌnɒnsʌbˈstanʃ(ə)lɪst/ /ˌnɒnsʌbˈstɑːnʃəlɪst/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William S. Hamilton (1788–1856), philosopher. From non- + substantialist.