Definition of monist in US English:


adjective & noun

Theology Philosophy
  • See monism

    • ‘The generality of physics is a monist principle.’
    • ‘By contrast, the claim that the distinction is purely semantic is congenial to a monist position, whether nomological or anomalous.’
    • ‘Only monists and missionaries think that differences must be removed, or that differences will just disappear once everyone is ‘liberated’ and free to see the light.’
    • ‘In considering how such tensions can be resolved there is an important difference between monists and pluralists in philosophy.’
    • ‘The other thing that interests me is that the Hippocratics were in a sense the first monists rather than dualists and by that I mean that they argued that the mind equalled the brain.’