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Monism

The concept that domestic and international law form a complete whole. That is, monist courts are required to enforce international law when it contradicts municipal law. For example, when a treaty becomes the law of the land upon passage, the legislature does not have to change contradictory laws because the treaty does so already. The United States has a monist state because its Constitution states that treaties are the law of the land upon ratification. See also: Dualism.
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Freigeistig monism contained its own theory of transcendence, an early articulation of which is found in "The Temple of Unity," an article published in Hofferichter and Kampe's journal in February 1849.
In so doing, she propagates and reinforces the contemporary depiction of Hinduism (in its entirety) as Advaita Vedantic monism, a (mis)representation that is particularly ubiquitous in global arenas.
He believed that a secular system of education based upon the physical sciences that assumed a monism of matter, and transcended nationalism, would ultimately result in the establishment of one-world government.
Their monism allows for a universal consciousness immanent to the universe but nothing more.
In addition to these essays of a more traditional nature, this volume, useful in its entirety, also contains contributions of papers representing more innovative approaches, such as Bolzoni's "Bruno and Ariosto" and Mendoza's "Metempsychosis and Monism in Bruno's 'Nova Filosofia.
In a series of books on Plato and the Greeks from the late 1910s and 1920s, More developed his contention that any form of philosophical monism amounts to error.
In this article, I will examine James's contribution to the development of the idea of a moral will by looking at three issues: (1) the response to the problem of particularity, relating James's thought to philosophical monism and American Puritanism; (2) the response to positivism and subsequent claims about the nature of knowledge; and (3) James's analysis of religious experience and its relation to ethical action.
This event unites divine transcendence with human immanence, without being trapped in monism, spiritual or material, or in any metaphysical dualism.
Perhaps, as Rabbi David Hartman suggests (in the volume edited by Fisher), we must live with the acceptance of human finitude, with an uncertainty principle moderating the intrinsic monism of our faith.
The fifth chapter considers the complex issue of Spinoza's influence on Kant, tracing several of the puzzling texts in which Kant engages with the relation of Spinoza's monism to his own theory of persons as substances.
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This work traces the evolution of attitudes within the literature towards this diversity of law and their implications for normative practice, categorizing the spectrum of views as including universal monism, which aims for one universal practice; particular monism, which accepts the universalism of a particular practice within one's own group while not bothering greatly that there are other practices among other groups; particular pluralism, which accepts the validity of other practices outside of one's group, but insists on their unacceptability for one's own group; and universal pluralism; which accepts practices of other rabbis as equally valid.