Externalism definition

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Excessive concern with outer circumstances or appearances.
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Too great a regard for externals.
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Excessive regard to outward acts or appearances, especially in religion. The denial of internalism.
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The act of judging by outward appearance or acts.
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The belief that only things that can be observed by senses are real.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
externalism
Plural:
externalisms

Origin of externalism

  • c. 1840 external +‎ -ism

    From Wiktionary