Definition of Monism in English :

Define Monism in English

Monism meaning in English

Meaning of Monism in English

Pronunciation of Monism in English

Monism pronunciation in English

Pronounce Monism in English


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1. monism

the doctrine that reality consists of a single basic substance or element

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of monism
1. philosophy
the doctrine that the person consists of only a single substance, or that there is no crucial difference between mental and physical events or properties
Compare dualism (sense 2), See also materialism (sense 2), idealism (sense 3)
2. philosophy
the doctrine that reality consists of an unchanging whole in which change is mere illusion
Compare pluralism (sense 5)
the epistemological theory that the object and datum of consciousness are identical
the attempt to explain anything in terms of one principle only

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see synonyms of monism
noun Philosophy
the doctrine that there is only one ultimate substance or principle, whether mind (idealism), matter (materialism), or some third thing that is the basis of both
the doctrine that reality is an organic whole without independent parts

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of monism
1. The view in metaphysics that reality is a unified whole and that all existing things can be ascribed to or described by a single concept or system.
2. The doctrine that mind and matter are formed from, or reducible to, the same ultimate substance or principle of being.

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