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per·son·al·ism

(pûr′sə-nə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The quality of being characterized by purely personal modes of expression or behavior; idiosyncrasy.
2. Philosophy Any of various theories regarding the person or personality as the key to the interpretation of reality.

per′son·al·ist adj. & n.
per′son·al·is′tic adj.

personalism

(ˈpɜːsənəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) a philosophical movement that stresses the value of persons
2. an idiosyncratic mode of behaviour or expression
ˌpersonalˈistic adj
ˈpersonalist n, adj

personalism

the individual or personal characteristics of a person or object. — personalist, n. — personalistic, adj.
See also: Self
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Many personalists have argued that an adequate account of the human person must include an account of subjectivity as irreducible to anything objectively definable.
Mortensen writes from a religiously neutral perspective while nevertheless acknowledging the importance of theism of various types for many personalists.
15) With regard to the issue of anatman, perhaps further dialogue between Buddhists and personalists can best be carried out from this perspective.
Personalists do not consider the lives of persons of any race, religion or culture less sacred than the lives of others, much less give unqualified support to a brutal government that does.
He concludes that the Personalists built a distinctive school, not a dominant movement.
Moreover, my doctoral studies under the Personalists, Walter G.
During and immediately after the Second World War, this spiritual collectivism, despite the ongoing suspicion of the church hierarchy for movements that styled themselves "socialist,"(19) tilted many elements within the Catholic Church to the left of the political spectrum, and it was under the influence of personalists, trained within the circles of Catholic Action, that the corporatism of the 1930s was not so much swept away as reinterpreted in a more liberal, humanist, social-democratic direction in the two decades after 1945.
The personalists linked the modern Angst to rational humanism's mistake of conceiving the human being as solely a natural, material entity.
Personalists are distinguished by their small town origins while Organization types tended to be from metropolitan Buenos Aires; the latter tend to come from Union households, the former not; Personalists tend to score lower on standard class measures than the others; they also include a disproportionate share of women; the Personalists also are less inclined to believe they are efficacious in political life and tend to endorse the proposition that "strong leaders" are needed while Organizationalists are more inclined to support institutional activity, worker-backed candidates, and the collaboration of unions of different ideological orientation.
For personalists the economic agent is conceived as an irreducible
The spiritual awareness represented by Kierkegaard and Buber (as well as many other personalists who could be cited) is one that perceives the self as a precious, unique, and valued entity, and as such, this is a subjectivity that reveals a spiritual reality that is quite different from that found in Buddhism.
is willing to allow that some morally serious persons might not see personhood present from the completion of conception as he does, he poses two weeks after conception as the outer limit to which radical personalists could admit.