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  • proper noun Alternative form of Manichaeism.

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Examples

  • An generation of American leaders has been brought up with a kind of Manicheanism: to some, bombs are the necessary catalysts to negotiation; to others, bombs are just evil.

    Spero News

  • Yet these views--ideological Manicheanism, individual human rights defense and comparative political development--still dominate the debate.

    Christopher Sabatini: As Latin America Changes Will the U.S. Policy Debate?

  • This crypto-Manicheanism leads to all sorts of philosophical error, like "The Cult of the Cerebral," a modern form of gnosticism that exalts the Mind and over the body, the notion that we will one day "upload" our souls (minds) into computers; or the notion that there isn't a ghost in the machine at all, just a machine and everything can be reduced to mechanics.

    February 12th, 2009

  • Yet these views--ideological Manicheanism, individual human rights defense and comparative political development--still dominate the debate.

    Christopher Sabatini: As Latin America Changes Will the U.S. Policy Debate?

  • Christmas was used by St Francis and others to combat the supposed danger of Manicheanism (excessive contempt for the created world — the very kind of hyper-asceticism manifested by the Puritans who wanted to suppress Christmas).

    Matthew Yglesias » The War on Christmas: The Early Years

  • Eclaircissement, on Manicheanism and the problem of evil.

    This, About The Man I Met Out Here In Nearly Nowhere

  • Unhappy were authorities in France, of course, where the proscribed work nonetheless showed up, and the reactionary Jurieu, who mobilized the Consistory of the Walloon Church in Rotterdam against Bayle, who was then constrained to publish Eclaircissements or “Clarifications” of his treatment of atheism, Manicheanism, skepticism and obscenity.

    This, About The Man I Met Out Here In Nearly Nowhere

  • This brought about by a Republican President with a chiliastic world view aided by the Neocon Manicheanism.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • McCain and Palin are not betting that Americans want a candidate onto whom they can project bigotry or selfishness, but they are emphatically gambling that voters want a candidate onto whom they can project their parochialism, their ignorance and incuriosity, their suspicion of science and technical knowledge, their Manicheanism, their desire for simple answers in an increasingly confusing world, and their religious identities.

    Howard Schweber: Representation: Jefferson versus Jackson

  • The last seven years have been an exercise in Manicheanism on every level.

    Yesterday was the day the presidential campaign turned ugly.

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