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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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He also thinks that it would imply a positive teaching about man and the world that differs radically from what that very pluralism teaches about the monistic content of every culture: the most profound lesson of pluralism, according to Herder, is that human life is fundamentally grounded in finitude and arbitrariness.
True saints (if there are any) or true atheists (if there are any) may manage to achieve monistic peace.
How do certain Jewish concepts that we have become accustomed to explaining with dualistic assumptions look when seen with monistic assumptions?
What it does preclude is any recourse to the sort of formal definitional stop-and its resulting sense of closure-that a monistic system of meaning always makes available.
A liberalist discipline sows the seeds for its growth while a strict, monistic discipline remains in constant "puzzle-solving".
Given the fragmented nature of MIS and the relative strength of each of its many fragments, it seems unlikely that it will become a monistic scientific field in the near future.
One such intellectual was Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, whose late work is an interesting balance between a defence of pluralist values and an exaltation of ultimately monistic tendencies.
Like all monistic systems, Neppe and Close's system has difficulty dealing with individuality.
Carnap holds that the harmonious Lebensgefuhl, which the metaphysician tries to express in a monistic system, is more clearly expressed in the music of Mozart.
He believes that the picture of reality set forth through emergence is monistic and hierarchical--features that allow theologians purchase with regards to whole-part causation.
Are value pluralism and monotheist religions, which appear to assert monistic cosmologies, mutually exclusive?
Raising the stakes of careerist architectural ambitions to their perhaps outmoded limit, Foster seems to be gambling that his team has the technology to deliver on the old promises that come with some of the most totalizing, homeostatic, monistic, utopian dreams that the twentieth century had to offer.