- Also called personal idealism. a modern philosophical movement locating ultimate value and reality in persons, human or divine.
- Psychology. an approach stressing individual personality as the central concern of psychology.
Origin of personalism
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"Personalism" is revealed in the immediate and individual participation of all members in penitente activities.The Penitente Moradas of Abiqui
Richard E. Ahlborn
For several decades we have been approaching the doctrine which denies all Personalism—either good or bad.Is the Devil a Myth?
C. F. Wimberly
Surely the legitimate province of 'personalism' lies in the region of general ideas, or rather in the Weltanschauung as a whole.Outspoken Essays
William Ralph Inge
Personalism isolates, separates, him from Nature; converts him from a part into the whole, into an absolute essence by himself.The Essence of Christianity
To practically enter into politics is an important part of American personalism.Complete Prose Works
- a philosophical movement that stresses the value of persons
- an idiosyncratic mode of behaviour or expression
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