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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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For Tocqueville, it is no accident that McCloskey feels the need to fight so hard against the ethical monism of Kantianism, utilitarianism, and social contract theory.
The naturalist, Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), subscribing to Naturalism reached the conclusion of monism.
A genuine thinker should look for a meta-language, a meta-paradigm for science; one that is free of the usual kinds of pretense and bigotry we encounter from time to time in the history of thought, especially modern thought: a journey from Cartesian dualism to Spinozaic monism to Berkeleyan psychologism via the weary intellectual bridges of Hume, Kant, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, and Wittgenstein (both the analytic young Wittgenstein and the post-modern old Wittgenstein).
It might seem at this point that radical monism has nothing to contribute (or at least no way of contributing to an understanding of our "place" in this world and our well-being in it), but this is not so.
derive from the validity of those of international law, monism is wrong,
Williams's third and preferred option is naturalistic monism, which takes its cue from Spinoza and Hegel, treating 'distinct' objects and properties as features grounded in a single reality that is the cosmos.
Ammons's monism is a constant in every metaphorical register, inviting the bathos of translation into excrementalism as well as the exaltation of garbage as radiant and the substantiation of air as lyric.
11) Similarly, in Advaita Vedantic universalism worldly alterities are imagined as fictitious; they are illusions (Gaya) that must be recognized as such, dissolved into monism in order to recognize the ultimate sameness and equality of all phenomena.
IN THE END MINOGUE PUTS THE BLAME FOR the politico-moral project on "the monism of perfectionism," which has replaced the healthy, realistic recognition of ambivalence or imperfection that previously characterized the West.
The author has challengingly defined his task ahead as a 'cultural responsibility'--a responsibility to situate Sridhara together with his commentaries on BG, VP and Bhp with remarkable comprehensiveness within the ambit of a dignified synthesis/syncretism of Saktism, Saivism, Sankhya dualism, Vedantic monism and Vaisnavism.
The blame, it seems to me, should be placed squarely on what we might call Ramadan's monism.