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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And simply because a generation chooses to envision the world monistically does not make the world so.
And Spinoza, though he monistically identified the infinite with the world, at least set the stage for the idea that the world can exist within God.
It differs from nonreductive materialism, a position in many respects like his own except that it repudiates the requirement of reduction - either monistically construed as involving property identities, or dualistically construed as involving nomic coextensions between non-identical mental and physical properties.