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personalism

[pur-suh-nl-iz-uh m] /ˈpɜr sə nlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
Also called personal idealism. a modern philosophical movement locating ultimate value and reality in persons, human or divine.
2.
Psychology. an approach stressing individual personality as the central concern of psychology.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; personal + -ism
Related forms
personalist, noun
personalistic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for personalism

personalism

/ˈpɜːsənəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
a philosophical movement that stresses the value of persons
2.
an idiosyncratic mode of behaviour or expression
Derived Forms
personalistic, adjective
personalist, noun, adjective
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Encyclopedia Article for personalism

a school of philosophy, usually idealist, which asserts that the real is the personal, i.e., that the basic features of personality-consciousness, free self-determination, directedness toward ends, self-identity through time, and value retentiveness-make it the pattern of all reality. In the theistic form that it has often assumed, personalism has sometimes become specifically Christian, holding that not merely the person but the highest individual instance of personhood-Jesus Christ-is the pattern

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