Definition of monist in English:


noun & adjective

Philosophy Theology

See monism

‘Only monists and missionaries think that differences must be removed, or that differences will just disappear once everyone is ‘liberated’ and free to see the light.’
  • ‘The other thing that interests me is that the Hippocratics were in a sense the first monists rather than dualists and by that I mean that they argued that the mind equalled the brain.’
  • ‘In considering how such tensions can be resolved there is an important difference between monists and pluralists in philosophy.’
  • ‘By contrast, the claim that the distinction is purely semantic is congenial to a monist position, whether nomological or anomalous.’
  • ‘The generality of physics is a monist principle.’



/ˈmänəst/ /ˈmɑnəst/ /ˈmōnəst/ /ˈmoʊnəst/