That doctrine which refers all phenomena to a single ultimate constituent or agent; -- the opposite of dualism.
The doctrine that the universe is an organized unitary being or total self-inclusive structure.
The false believe that everything in the universe (including us) is all part of the same thing - any differences are an illusion. In other words, we are part of God, since we are part of the one that is everything. (Remind you of Star Wars' Force?) Not to be confused with pantheism.
Philosophical doctrine that ultimate reality is a unitary organic whole and that therefore mental and physical are one and the same. Contrast with dualism.
the doctrine that all things are forms of one ultimate reality.
level: Comprehensive (3) [ order by level] The idea that everything in the universe is part of the natural realm and therefore subject to natural laws; i.e., that there is no supernatural realm.
the theory that everything in the cosmos is a unity and is equated with the divine
The doctrine which seeks to deduce all the varied phenomena of both the physical and spiritual worlds from a single principle which is in a continuous state of evolution; specifically, the metaphysical doctrine which holds that there is but one substance, either mind (idealism), or matter (materialism), or a neutral substance that is neither mind nor matter but is the substantial ground of both; opposed to dualism and pluralism.
The view that the mind and the body are one inseparable unit.
Doctrine that all phenomena have a single source. Opposite to dualism.
The belief that there is only one fundamental kind of stuff in the world (see dualism).
the doctrine that reality consists of a single basic substance or element
the philosophy that there is one causal determinant in history; the idea of a single component as the chief factor in determining individual behavior, societal activity, or organizational relationships. London called himself a "materialist monist," although his beliefs do not reduce so easily.
(1) The theory that all reality is one, or of one substance; that there is no qualitative difference between the stuff of the universe, the stuff of humans, or the stuff of reality. (2) One principle or nature is all that it takes to explain everything in reality. Primary monisms are idealism and materialism. (3) In epistemology, the theory that the idea and the object known are one in the cognitive act.
the world view that all of reality is a single essence with no independent parts.
1. In Greek philosophy, the theory that everything is made out of the same basic stuff (e.g., the atomistic philosophy of the Ionians); the theory that there is literally only one thing (the Eleatic monism of Parmenides and his disciples). 2. The rejection of dichotomies, such as those of 'mind' and 'matter'. Examples of monist theories are materialism and idealism.
The belief that the solution to the mind-body problem is that only one domain (it may be physical or spiritual) is real.
Belief that reality is all of one kind; hence, denial of the creator-creature distinction.
A metaphysical theory which sees all reality as a unified whole. Everything is seen as being composed of the same substance.
The view that there is only one basic and fundamental reality, that all existence is this one reality.
A metaphysical theory that sees all of reality as a unified whole. Everything in the universe is seen as being made of the same stuff.
the belief that there is but one fundamental reality, despite the appearance and/or experience of diversity. See also Henotheism, Monotheism, Pantheism, and Polytheism.
Monism is the metaphysical and theological view that all is of one essence, principle, substance or energy and that there is one, universal, unified set of laws underlying nature.