Monism

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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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Dualism for Frost meant that all reality is comprised of matter and mind, or as he preferred, matter and spirit; as opposed to a monism that sees reality comprised of one element, spiritual or material.
At age twenty-one Frost discovered that he wanted to write "talking poems" that dramatized the opposition of voices, personalities, and ideas in an open-ended dialectic irresolvable into any neat monism.
He painstakingly analyzes the radicality of moral conflict, which cannot be masked by resort to facile monisms.