Dualism

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Dualism may refer to:

  • Mind-body dualism, a philosophical set of views about the relationship between mind and matter, which begins with the claim that mental phenomena are, in some respects, non-physical
  • Epistemological dualism, a philosophical concept also known as representative realism, indirect realism, and the veil of perception
  • Dualism (Indian philosophy), views in Hindu and Buddhist philosophy that are similar to but distinct from Western mind-body dualism
  • Dualistic cosmology, the moral, spiritual, or religious belief that two fundamental concepts exist, which often oppose each other
  • Soul dualism, the belief that a person has two (or more) kinds of souls
  • Ethical dualism, the attribution of good solely to one group of people and evil to another
  • Dualism (law), a principle in contending that international and domestic law are distinct systems of law, and that international law only applies to the extent that it does not conflict with domestic law
  • Dualism (politics), the separation of the responsibilities of cabinet and parliament
  • Duality (mathematics)
  • Duality (physics), media with properties that can be associated with the mechanics of two different phenomena, such as wave-particle duality
  • Dualism (cybernetics), systems or problems in which an intelligent adversary attempts to exploit the weaknesses of the investigator

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