(1) If this step from monotheism to monism goes too far, in what ways can Judaism respond to a postmodern desire for Oneness?(2) The coherence theory builds in a metaphysical bias towards monism : the idea that everything we know should somehow form one massive ├ö├ç├┐complete theory of everything├ö├ç├û.(3) He combined ancient classical humanism with Oriental metaphysics to ratify his own down-to-earth brand of philosophical monism .(4) Breton embraced a similar kind of monism , arguing famously against distinctions between the real and imaginary, past and future, life and death.(5) Paganism on the other hand has adopted a worldview based on monism , where duality is more often perceived as aspects of an encompassing whole.(6) Theism might always be about meaning, but what religion would look like if monism were asserted against theism is an open question.(7) His philosophy of monism claimed that the many things which appear to exist are merely a single eternal reality which he called Being.(8) The generality of physics is a monist principle.(9) We presented the monistic theology, held by many Hindus and supported by the Vedas and Agamas, that God is the creator of souls.(10) Only monists and missionaries think that differences must be removed, or that differences will just disappear once everyone is ├ö├ç├┐liberated├ö├ç├û and free to see the light.(11) Totalitarianism rejects these commitments in the name of a monistic vision of human life and an all-powerful government that seeks to implement that vision.(12) In considering how such tensions can be resolved there is an important difference between monists and pluralists in philosophy.(13) A truly monistic view is Spinoza's monism, which holds that there is only one substance, which can be called God or Nature.(14) 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.(15) Instead they have refused assimilation and present themselves as the monistic alternative to the monism of Western modernity.(16) By contrast, the claim that the distinction is purely semantic is congenial to a monist position, whether nomological or anomalous.