from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality of being characterized by purely personal modes of expression or behavior; idiosyncrasy.
  • n. Philosophy Any of various theories of subjective idealism regarding personality as the key to the interpretation of reality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A doctrine of subjective idealism that regards personality as the means of interpreting reality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being personal; personality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being personal.


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  • Mounier propounded what became known as personalism, which advocated solidarity, community, and an internal spiritual renewal as well as a political renewal.


  • Mounier propounded what became known as personalism, which advocated solidarity, community, and an internal spiritual

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  • Seems to me that there is still, under the surface, a kind of personalism as opposed to professionalism at work in the assessment process.

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  • Although Wilpert notes that the government has taken some measures to minimize the cult of personality around Chavez, the problems of "personalism" are substantial.

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  • My own estimation of the tone and substance of his scholarship is that a considerable amount of it is inconsistent with DePaul's Vincentian values, most particularly our institutional commitment to respect the dignity of the individual and to respect the rights of others to hold and express different intellectual positions-what I take to be one significant meaning of what we term Vincentian "personalism" as well as our commitment to diversity.

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  • Such inflammatory polemics in no way further the civil discourse and serious intellectual inquiry that the Academy stands for to say nothing for the deeply shared DePaul University and Vincentian value of "personalism" … respect for the dignity of the individual.

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  • They introduced "personalism", a philosophical movement from France that was a kind of neo-Thomism.

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  • "Tildenism is personalism, which is false to Democracy and dangerous to the Republic," and it pronounced "Tilden unfit for President" because "his political career has been marked with selfishness, treachery, and dishonour, and his name irretrievably connected with the scandals brought to light by the cipher despatches." [

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  • This kind of personalism just is not part of the commonly expected interest of the alternate history genre, which is why it wasn’t terrribly popular amongst fans of this particular genre.

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  • Most of the faithful who study TOB may fail to realize that this is simply classical Thomistic psychology carried on the vocabulary of personalism.

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