Monism meaning

mōnĭzəm, mŏnĭzəm
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.
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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.
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The doctrine that mind and matter are formed from, or reducible to, the same ultimate substance or principle of being.
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The doctrine that reality is an organic whole without independent parts.
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The doctrine of the oneness and unity of reality, despite the appearance of diversity in the world.
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Origin of monism

  • The word was coined by German philosopher Baron Christian von Wolff and first used in English in 1862, from New Latin monismus, from Greek μόνος "alone".

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