noun. ['ˈduːəˌlɪzəm'] the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil.
- school of thought
- philosophical system
Words that Rhyme with Dualism
Example sentences of the word dualism
1. Noun, singular or mass
Gnosticism is marked by a dualism between spirit and material.
Quotes containing the word dualism
1. Pursue not the outer entanglements; Dwell not in the inner void; Be serene in the oneness of things; And dualism vanishes by itself.
- Sengcan, Hsin-Hsin Ming: Verses on the Faith-Mind
2. For several centuries, the Celtic church of Ireland was spared the Greek dualism of matter and spirit. They regarded the world with the clear vision of faith. When a young Celtic monk saw his cat catch a salmon swimming in shallow water, he cried, "The power of the Lord is in the paw of the cat!
- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out