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 (mō′nĭz′əm, mŏn′ĭz′əm)
n. Philosophy
1. The view in metaphysics that reality is a unified whole and that all existing things can be ascribed to or described by a single concept or system.
2. The doctrine that mind and matter are formed from, or reducible to, the same ultimate substance or principle of being.

mo′nist n.
mo·nis′tic (mō-nĭs′tĭk, mŏ-) adj.
mo·nis′ti·cal·ly adv.
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References in classic literature ?
Norton's another monist - only he affirms naught but spirit.
* An idealistic monist who long puzzled the philosophers of that time with his denial of the existence of matter, but whose clever argument was finally demolished when the new empiric facts of science were philosophically generalized.
John Rawls' gamification of justice leads him--along with many other monist political philosophers, not least Ronald Dworkin--to fail to take politics seriously enough.
(78) Possibly in emulation of his teacher, al-Biqa'i gave his Sufi Monist opponents three options: debate, mubahala, or duel.
Regardless of whether the mind-body problem is resolved by a dualist or monist solution, the different-from-matter or same-as-matter human mind creates meaning and value from information.
"Charging Others with Epistemic Vice." The Monist 99, no.
While Spinoza refers to this monist substance by God in the above quotations, he elsewhere calls it 'nature' in the sense of extension.
Stump, E., <<Aquinas's Account of Freedom: Intellect and Will>>, The Monist 80 (1997) 576-597.
There are also descriptive chapters dealing with the Hindu monist, Swami Vivekananda, the neo-Hasidic teachings of Maurice Friedman (Buber scholar and Heschel intimate), and Christian friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr., Reinhold Niebuhr, William Sloane Coffin, Daniel Berringan, and others.
Lobis professes that Cavendish's natural philosophy (which reflects her vitalist and monist materialist worldview) is governed by sympathies and antipathies but not in enforced or predetermined terms, but rather in active, voluntary ones.