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DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-N034-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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‘Monism’ is a very broad term, applicable to any doctrine which maintains either that there is ultimately only one thing, or only one kind of thing; it has also been used of the view that there is only one set of true beliefs. In these senses it is opposed to the equally broad term ‘pluralism’. But it is also often contrasted with ‘dualism’, since so much philosophical debate has focused on the question whether there are two different kinds of thing, mind and matter, or only one.

Citing this article:
Craig, Edward. Monism, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-N034-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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