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  • adj. of, or relating to dualism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of two; pertaining to dualism or duality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of two; characterized by duality.
  • Of or pertaining to dualism; not monistic.
  • In chem., pertaining to the dualistic system.

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  • adj. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of dualism

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Examples

  • This ambiguity is due to the blurred distinction between good and evil in dualistic Eastern religions ....

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • His view of human nature is often described as dualistic, and this is seen as a Platonic influence.

    Desiderius Erasmus

  • What animated this article is my sense that we have witnessed, and continue to witness, a largely tacit degradation in the vital axiom of international humanitarian law (IHL) that insists on the analytic independence of jus ad bellum and jus in bello, which, following Michael Walzer, I call the dualistic axiom.

    Opinio Juris

  • The inspiration for the style of his artwork is behind the idea of dualistic systems.

    The Rebel Yell

  • I shan't pursue the matter here, but I think a case could be developed that some kind of theory of other minds, which could fairly be described as dualistic, is likely to underlie the intentional stance - especially in complicated social situations, and even more especially where higher-order intentionality comes into play-Dennett speaks of third-order intentionality (the man believed that the woman knew he wanted her), fourth-order (the woman realized that the man believed that the woman knew he wanted her) and even fifth-order intentionality (the shaman guessed that the woman realized that the man believed that the woman knew he wanted her).

    The God Delusion

  • If not "dualistic," such a metaphysics is shrunken.

    Philocrites: Uh oh, it's salvation by hermeneutics.

  • The theory called dualistic interactionism does not, of itself, have anything to say about the problem ” although its various proponents (Broad, for example) have proposed solutions to it.

    Metaphysics

  • "dualistic" west where we find this unusual and difficult to unerstand.

    Glocal Christianity

  • The dualistic thought that emerged from Platonism created a more binary way of looking at the world: either it's black or white, right or wrong.

    Christian Piatt: Three Cups Of Lies: How Much Do Facts Matter?

  • Postmodernism suggests that the dualistic attitudes of modernism, which began as early as the Enlightenment, paint an overly simplistic picture of reality.

    Christian Piatt: Why Religious Fundamentalism Can't Last

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