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Philosophical Position

P. Lamprecht in Naturalism and the Human Spirit, Yervant H. Krikorian, 1944, p. 18, quoted in Christian Apologetics in a World Community, W. Dyrness, IVP, 1983, p. 88.

A philosophical position, empirical in method, that regards everything that exists or occurs to be conditioned in its existence or occurrence by causal factors within one all-encompassing system of nature, however "spiritual" or purposeful or rational some of these things and events may in their functions and values prove to be.