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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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Adj.1.monistic - of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of monism; "the monistic school would regard national law and international law as an integrated whole"- J.S.Roucek
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References in classic literature ?
* In the article on "The Monistic Theory of Truth" in "Philosophical Essays" (Longmans, 1910), reprinted from the "Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society," 1906-7.
British philosopher and historian Isaiah Berlin has said all racial or ethnic conflicts arise from the pursuit of a monistic world.
Should the leaders of Pakistan want it to be more of a pluralistic state than how monistic it presently is, it mustn't make a gift of it for the perpetrators of extremism as effortlessly as the past is a witness of.
(15) Taylor takes up a standardly monistic conception of Hegel's absolute idealism: thought and reality are ultimately one, but this unity is realized instrumentally through human minds.
According to both the monistic and dualistic theory about the relationship between international and domestic law, in case of a conflict between the two, international law is given precedence.
His topics include the sociological law of retrospection: the law of revolutionary retrospection as a consequence of economic materialism, Comtism and Marxism: positivism and the monistic comprehension of history, what economic materialism is, a few main principles in the development of art, and the social dialectic in Vico's philosophy.
Imagine drawing a line from Max Weber's classic "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism" (1904-05) through Colin Campbell's "The Romantic Ethic" and the "Spirit of Modern Consumerism" (1987), along with Asian analogues to the ecotopian salvation maps of more or less monistic "spirituality" now spreading among younger, better-educated Americans, as evidenced by Pew's national surveys of the unchurched.
Due to the Visible reversibility already defended by Daly, the embodied self-reflector will not project a solipsistic world into monistic existence.
The relationship between human beings and nature can be expressed as either being monistic or dualistic.
Folk/funk/hip-hop musician Joe Driscoll and Guinea-born musician Sekou Kouyate have created their second album as a duo, Monistic Theory.
The case study is preceded by an exploration, summarised in section two of this paper, of rival monistic and pluralistic views on rationality and public decision-making and their influence on institutionalised procedures.