existence monism

2021-10-09
2021-10-19

Existence monism is a philosophical position that states:
∃x(Cx & ∀y(Cy → x = y)),
where C is the property of being a concrete object.

The following are some historical instances and approximations of this position and include the idealistic, neutral, and absolute kinds of monism.

Advaita

Perhaps the oldest recorded form of existence monism is kept by the Advaita school of Hindu thought. Advaita literally means "not duality".

Being; the One (To Hen)

Parmenides, the pre-Socratic philosopher hailing from Elea, arguably expressed an early form of existence monism. In the few poetic fragments that survived, he states [1] (paraphrased):

Melissus, a fellow of the Eleatic school, also argued that Being/One is eternal, limitless, singular, unified, immutable, full, motionless, and incorporeal [2].

Dao

In the DaoDeJing [3], the Dao is described to be the root, source, and balance of all of existence, as well as an attitudinal and ethical ideal.

Spinoza

Leibniz

Wittgenstein

blobjectivism

Blobjectivism is a word coined by Terry Horgan and Matjaž Potrč to denote the ontological and semantical position which affirms that [4]:

root/page/blobject