biologism (uncountable)

  1. The use or emphasis of biological principles or methods in explaining human, especially social, behavior. [from 20th c.]
    • 1988, Angela Carter, ‘Eric Rhode: On Birth and Madness’, in Shaking a Leg, Vintage 2013, p. 95:
      But Sophocles and Rhode are both very much concerned with crude biologism vis-à-vis the Oedipal situation.

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