dualist

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dual +‎ -ist

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dualist ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or supporting dualism
    She has a strictly dualist approach to morality.

Noun[edit]

dualist ‎(plural dualists)

  1. Any person who supports dualism, the belief in absolute good and absolute evil
    The Manicheans were dualists.
  2. Any person who believes in or argues for the duality of something
    • 2007 February 7, Jeff Wisdom, “Base property exemplification and mixed worlds: remarks on the Shafer-Landau/Mabrito exchange”, Philosophical Studies, volume 138, number 3, DOI:10.1007/s11098-006-9060-1:
      Regarding the second option, suppose that a substance dualist who is also a theist accounts for the conceptual possibility of a mental difference by claiming that God decided to put a soul in one individual but not the other.

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