- 1726, Joseph Glanvill, Sadducismus trimphatus, page 99:
- Which Faculty of Spirits, in the Appendix to the Antidote against Atheism is called ὑλοπάθεια, the Hylopathy of Spirits, or a Power of affecting, or being affected by the Matter.
- 1890, Charles S. Peirce, Architecture of Theories:
- The old dualistic notion of mind and matter, so prominent in Cartesianism, will hardly find defenders today. Rejecting this we are driven to some form of hylopathy, otherwise called monism.
From Ancient Greek ὑλοπάθεια (hulopatheia), from ὕλο (hulo, “wood, material, matter”) + παθεια (patheia, “affection”).