[mon-uh-diz-uh m, moh-nad-iz-uh m]
- the doctrine of monads as ultimate units of being.
- (sometimes initial capital letter) the philosophy of Leibniz.
Also mon·ad·ol·o·gy [mon-uh-dol-uh-jee, moh-na‐] /ˌmɒn əˈdɒl ə dʒi, ˌmoʊ næ‐/.
Origin of monadism
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Examples from the Web for monadism
The "Monadism" of the philosopher Leibniz was influenced by these reports.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]
In his conception of finite personality he recurs to something like the monadism of Leibnitz.
In philosophy it has led to a denial of transient action, and thence to monism or Leibnizian monadism.Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays
monadology (ˌmɒnəˈdɒlədʒɪ, ˌməʊ-)
- (esp in the writings of Leibnitz) the philosophical doctrine that monads are the ultimate units of reality