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  • adj. Having only one theme.

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  • adj. Composed of a single traditional name element.


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  • But of course there is no contingency in novels, only writing and plot, and the point of this twist of events, I think, has less to do with punishment of any kind, of the self or of others, than with what the narrator calls the "monothematic" nature of pain and humiliation.

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  • There are three types: monothematic, polythematic with different points, varying in number from three to 11, and polythematic with the reappearance of earlier points.

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  • By reference to monothematic delusions, Max Coltheart explains the two main factors involved in the formation of delusions as follows:


  • This impairment is the same in all people with monothematic delusions.


  • Other examples of monothematic delusions often referred to in the philosophical literature are Capgras and Cotard.


  • Thus, a person who systematically fails to recognize her image in the mirror and comes to think that there is a person identical to her following her around (as in mirrored-self misidentification), but has no other unusual beliefs, has a monothematic delusion.


  • “Schizophrenia and monothematic delusions,” Schizophrenia Bulletin, 33 (3):


  • In counter point, can you cite examples where a third party candidate with a monothematic platform received a significant percentage of the vote and one or both of the major parties did not adjust their platforms accordingly?

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  • And I believe it was the first monothematic film score.

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  • Considering that the monothematic Green party can mainly be just a temporary shelter for dissatisfied Liberal and NDP voters, the answer is restricted to these two parties and, in a two-party system, one of them will go.

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