dualism

(redirected from Dualistic theory)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Words related to dualism

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

References in periodicals archive ?
Clearly there was a time in the past when the dualistic theory could withstand criticism, but this is no longer the case for the simple reason that what we now know to be true of persons quite forcefully rules out the possibility of their disembodiment.
He argues for Qualitative Event Realism, a dualistic theory of consciousness that challenges currently dominant materialist views, supporting it with contemporary philosophical arguments and recent developments in psychology and the brain sciences.