Critiques of monism

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Monism can be criticized from the points of view of dualism, nihilism, or the complete stance.

The dualist and nihilist critiques of monism appear to have lost some of their effectiveness recently. The new monist pop spirituality has flown in the face of these critiques. It appears to have developed a new rhetorical technique for bypassing them.

I hope that a new critique, based in the complete stance, will be more effective.


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This page is in the section ⚒︎ Monism: the denial of difference,
      which is in Unity and diversity,
      which is in Doing meaning better.

This page’s topic is Monism.

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