[ほうほうろんてきこじんしゅぎ, houhourontekikojinshugi] (n) methodological individualism[Add to Longdo]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Dualism \Du"al*ism\, n. [Cf. F. dualisme.]
State of being dual or twofold; a twofold division; any
system which is founded on a double principle, or a twofold
(a) (Philos.) A view of man as constituted of two original
and independent elements, as matter and spirit. (Theol.)
(b) A system which accepts two gods, or two original
principles, one good and the other evil.
(c) The doctrine that all mankind are divided by the
arbitrary decree of God, and in his eternal
foreknowledge, into two classes, the elect and the
(d) (Physiol.) The theory that each cerebral hemisphere acts
independently of the other.
An inevitable dualism bisects nature, so that each
thing is a half, and suggests another thing to make
it whole. --Emerson.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: 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
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