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Dualism is a philosophical view that draws a distinction between the mind and the body.

Even though consciousness is generated by the brain—a part of the body—dualism claims that the mind is distinct from our physical features, and that consciousness cannot be understood through the study of the physical brain alone.

I also have a quibble with the book’s weird appendix that is part the standard ethnographer’s explanation of research methods and part a philosophical discourse on “mind-body dualism” that reads like it’s from a different, less compelling book.

That breakdown of dualism, that honesty, is so important and revelatory.

I felt like it nicely represented the dualism of her character.

Its peculiar feature was dualism,--two original uncreated principles; one good, the other evil.

The vast amount of evidence in the taboos of many peoples of dualism in the attitude toward woman.

The dualism is not primarily as to the stuff of the world, but as to causal laws.

To return to Bahya's arguments in favor of the unity of God, we proceed to show that dualism would lead to absurd conclusions.

The one is anthropological dualism, regarding the soul as a distinct entity which comes to the body from without.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dualism, such as: polarity, biformity, doubleness, duplexity, and twofoldness.

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