From biology + -ism.
biologism (usually uncountable, plural biologisms)
- 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.
- biologism, Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. File retrieved Nov. 11. 2007.