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personalism

[pur-suh-nl-iz-uh m]
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.
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Origin of personalism

First recorded in 1840–50; personal + -ism
Related formsper·son·al·ist, nounper·son·al·is·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for personalism

Historical Examples of personalism

  • "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.

  • To practically enter into politics is an important part of American personalism.


British Dictionary definitions for personalism

personalism

noun
  1. a philosophical movement that stresses the value of persons
  2. an idiosyncratic mode of behaviour or expression
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Derived Formspersonalistic, adjectivepersonalist, noun, adjective
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