Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

monadism

[mon-uh-diz-uh m, moh-nad-iz-uh m]
See more synonyms for monadism on Thesaurus.com
noun Philosophy.
  1. the doctrine of monads as ultimate units of being.
  2. (sometimes initial capital letter) the philosophy of Leibniz.
Show More
Also mon·ad·ol·o·gy [mon-uh-dol-uh-jee, moh-na‐] /ˌmɒn əˈdɒl ə dʒi, ˌmoʊ næ‐/.

Origin of monadism

First recorded in 1870–75; monad + -ism
Related formsmon·ad·is·tic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for monadology

Historical Examples

  • Leibnitz gave a compendious statement of his system in his Monadology .

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel

  • This relation, taking the premises of the monadology, might seem enigmatical.

  • Leibnitz, in his Monadology, and more especially his Theodicy, witnessed to his belief in this doctrine.

    Reincarnation

    Th. Pascal

  • Monadology, rightly understood, does not oppose the ideas of the Christian religion, as I will demonstrate immediately.

    The Home

    Fredrika Bremer

  • It is fairly obvious that the Leibnizian monadology is the necessary outcome of any such philosophy.

    The Concept of Nature

    Alfred North Whitehead


British Dictionary definitions for monadology

monadism

monadology (ˌmɒnəˈdɒlədʒɪ, ˌməʊ-)

noun
  1. (esp in the writings of Leibnitz) the philosophical doctrine that monads are the ultimate units of reality
Show More
Derived Formsmonadistic, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012