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dualism

[doo-uh-liz-uhm, dyoo-]
noun
1.
the state of being dual or consisting of two parts; division into two.
2.
Philosophy.
a.
the view that there are just two mutually irreducible substances. Compare monism, pluralism.
b.
the view that substances are either material or mental.
3.
Theology.
a.
the doctrine that there are two independent divine beings or eternal principles, one good and the other evil.
b.
the belief that a human being embodies two parts, as body and soul.

Origin:
1785–95; dual + -ism

dualist, noun, adjective
nondualism, noun
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dualism (ˈdjuːəˌlɪzəm)
 
n
1.  the state of being twofold or double
2.  philosophy Compare monism the doctrine, as opposed to idealism and materialism, that reality consists of two basic types of substance usually taken to be mind and matter or two basic types of entity, mental and physical
3.  a.  the theory that the universe has been ruled from its origins by two conflicting powers, one good and one evil, both existing as equally ultimate first causes
 b.  the theory that there are two personalities, one human and one divine, in Christ
 
'dualist
 
n
 
dual'istic
 
adj
 
dual'istically
 
adv

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dualism
1794, from Fr. dualisme, in philosophical and theological senses; see dual + -ism.
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dualism du·al·ism (dōō'ə-lĭz'əm, dyōō'-)
n.

  1. The theory that blood cells have two origins, from the lymphatic system and from the bone marrow.

  2. The view in psychology that the mind and body function separately, without interchange.

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dualism definition


In philosophy and theology, any system that explains phenomena by two opposing principles. Many philosophers hold to a dualism of mind and matter, or mind and body. For many theologians, the two principles are those of good and evil.

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