[doo-uh-liz-uh m, dyoo-]
- the state of being dual or consisting of two parts; division into two.
- the doctrine that there are two independent divine beings or eternal principles, one good and the other evil.
- the belief that a human being embodies two parts, as body and soul.
Origin of dualism
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- the state of being twofold or double
- philosophy 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 physicalCompare monism
- 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
- the theory that there are two personalities, one human and one divine, in Christ
Word Origin and History for non-dualism
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The theory that blood cells have two origins, from the lymphatic system and from the bone marrow.
- The view in psychology that the mind and body function separately, without interchange.
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