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- n. The doctrine that there is only one immortal soul or intellect with which all human beings are endowed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine that there is but one immortal soul or intellect with which all men are endowed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The theory that all souls (or the souls of all mankind) are one; the unity of souls asserted by this theory.
Averroes 'thesis that there is only one intellect for all human beings is sometimes labelled "monopsychism", but this is a problematic term, since Averroes' unicity thesis concerns the intellect, not the soul.
This was thought by many to be denied by Averroes 'theory of monopsychism, in which there is but one material as well as agent intellect.
Stagirite as a believer in monopsychism, or the doctrine of the unity of one intellectual soul for humanity and the mortality of individual souls.
Another weakness of the doctrine of monopsychism, or the doctrine that there is but one mind, a weakness at least in the eyes of the Scholastics, is that it leaves unanswered the question of the immortality of the individual soul ..
This is the main contention of Albert the Great and St. Thomas, both of whom wrote special treatises on the unity of the intellect, and on one point at least the most unsympathetic critic of Scholasticism agrees with them, namely, when they argue that monopsychism is not in keeping with the general tone and spirit of Aristotelean philosophy.
The Arabians adopted this monopsychism and made it part of their psychology.
Another aspect of monopsychism to which the Scholastics did not fail to call attention was its bearing on the question of immortality.
These inherited problems include the following: conscious / volitional versus unconscious / involuntary mentalisms; contentual objectivism versus contentual subjectivism; environmentalism versus nativism; monopsychism versus polypsychism; '' '' 'mechanism versus vitalism' '' ''; and quantitativism versus qualitativism.
These inherited problems include the following: conscious / volitional versus unconscious / involuntary mentalisms; contentual objectivism versus contentual subjectivism; environmentalism versus nativism; monopsychism versus polypsychism; mechanism versus vitalism; and quantitativism versus qualitativism.
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