Definitions

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  • n. An advocate of personalism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In journalism, a writer or editor of personal notes, anecdotes, etc.
  • n. An advocate of personalism in any sense.

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Examples

  • Now, the couple that adopt the frozen embryo are not directly infringing the second priciple but surely they violate the first principle, namely the personalist principle.

    The difficult issue of embryonic adoption

  • Even if it is agreed (as it should be, at least by Catholics) that children should come into being in this "personalist" way, does it follow from this fact that children already brought into existence in another way may not be implanted into the womb of willing women, in order to save them from death or from suspended animation?

    The difficult issue of embryonic adoption

  • On the other hand, it does not seem to follow that just because some children have been conceived in morally illicit ways, such as through fornication or adultery or with indifference to the life-begetting meaning of the act of sexual intercourse, rather than through an act of mutual donation of spouses, that therefore other children may be gestated in a way that does not respect the "personalist" nature of motherhood and of a woman's womb -- assuming, simply for the sake of argument, that embryo rescue violates necessary personalist ethical requirements.

    The difficult issue of embryonic adoption

  • The houses of hospitality were, in an important sense, an embodiment of the personalist philosophy of the Catholic Worker i.e. taking individual personal responsibility to effect social change.

    Kok Hou Chia: Translating Doctrine Into Practice: The Action-Based Spirituality of the Catholic Worker

  • Dr. King's creed was actually a complex system of tenets, some biblical (he preferred liberal interpretations), some philosophical (from his humanistic training in the personalist school at Boston University) and some political (taking democracy as the best form of government).

    John Shook, Ph.D.: Secularists Celebrate Dr. King Too

  • As for the concern about Chavez's personalist authoritarian rule in the stead of Juan Peron, former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner raises the issue in the film.

    Nathan Gardels: Oliver Stone on the Evolution of Wall Street: From 'Greed Is Good' to 'Greed Is Legal'

  • His worry is that the "irresponsible" left's anti-globalization, populist spending policies, in the mold of Juan Peron, will lead Latin America back to the old cycle of inflation, stagnation, personalist authoritarian rule, corruption and disillusion.

    Nathan Gardels: Oliver Stone on the Evolution of Wall Street: From 'Greed Is Good' to 'Greed Is Legal'

  • The personalist understanding of wrongdoing is based upon respect for the dignity of the human person.

    Abortion and sympathy, men and women

  • This concern reflects what has come to be known as a “personalist” understanding of morality.

    Abortion and sympathy, men and women

  • My reply to Jeff would be that the scenario he narrates is indeed an imperfection in the act of mutual donation but it is not a negation of mutual donation whereas the implantation of an embryo appears to be a complete negation of the personalist principle.

    The difficult issue of embryonic adoption

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