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dynamism

Philosophy any of several theories that attempt to explain phenomena in terms of an immanent force or energy
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In the early 1770s, midway between the precritical substantialistic conception and the dynamistic one developed in the Metaphysical Foundations, there is one Reflection in particular which casts light on this issue.
Kant's dynamistic proof of the infinite divisibility of matter combines two steps into a single argument.
23) The background of this dynamistic assumption can be traced back to Leibniz's Specimen dynamicum.