Meaning of phenomenalism

phe•nom•e•nal•ism

Pronunciation: (fi-nom'u-nl-iz"um), [key]
— n. Philos.
  1. the doctrine that phenomena are the only objects of knowledge or the only form of reality.
  2. the view that all things, including human beings, consist simply of the aggregate of their observable, sensory qualities.
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