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- adj. Of or pertaining to monism; characterized by one single principle, being or force.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or involving, monism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to monism; of the nature of monism. See monism and monist.
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- adj. of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of monism
It means that in the whole of philosophy that tendency which we call monistic, in opposition to the dualistic, which has hitherto prevailed, must be accepted.
Yet in the works of these very philosophers who are inclined to a mechanical and "monistic" view of the world, we find that they directly avoid the question as to the origin of self-consciousness and of moral self-determination.
His "monistic" view, however, that various deities were regarded as manifestations of the supreme deity is not tenable.
How do we avoid to become "monistic" on the other hand?
By monistic, it is meant that there is only a single type of substance in the universe.
Eastern versus Western, optimistic versus pessimistic, theistic versus atheistic, rationalistic versus irrationalistic, monistic versus pluralistic, and many others.
Either way, my own amateur suspicion is that something closer to a Russelian monistic view of nature and mind is going to become more popular, while the mechanist/materialist view is going to be quietly brushed aside.
I was of like mind for a time, but found that a monistic view much more elegant and aesthetically appealing, at least for me.
The leading philosophy of Western science has been monistic materialism.
What it is necessary to see is that there has never been a single solid monistic determined commitment on the part of the vast majority of white Americans on the whole question of Civil Rights and on the whole question of racial equality.