Resha Caner;167019 wrote:
Aside from "moronic" is there a name for my thoughts on monism, dualism, etc.? I always know what I'm thinking, but I'm not always educated in the appropriate philosophical terms associated with those thoughts.
I would be tempted to call my position "weak dualism," but that's just something I made up.
Getting to the point, you probably want to know what my position is. I understand "monism" to mean that existence stems from one source - one essence, one being, whatever, and that what we see are only facets of this one source. "Dualism", on the other hand, supposes two sources - often stated as "good" and "evil." I would say that when most people speak of dualism, they mean a strong dualism where the two sources are equal and opposite. In my way of thinking, though, they are not equal.
I am usually not the first to come upon ideas like this, so I wondered if some ancient Greek statue has already had such thoughts and given them a name. If so, what?
Monism, in philosophical lingo, usually is the metaphysical theory that there is only one substance
. Dualism, that there are only two. Pluralism, that there are many. Monism has two versions. A. The one of the substances is mind (and then it is called, Idealism) or that one of the substances is matter (and then it is Materialism) Or, Neutral Monism, which is the theory that the only substance is some stuff that is neither mind nor matter.
Of course, as you suggest, the general notion can be extended to other areas:
Actually, the name that springs to mind for your general view is, Manichaeism.