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monism

n. the position that reality consists of a single substance, whether this is identified as mind (idealistic monism), matter (natural monism), or God (pantheism). In the context of the mind–body problem, monism is any position (such as neutral monism) that avoids dualism. —monist adj., n. —monistic adj.

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persona

persona

n. in the analytic psychology of Carl Jung, the public face an individual presents to the outside world, in contrast to more deeply rooted and authentic personality characteristics. This sense has now passed into popular usage. The term is taken from the mask worn by actors in Roman antiquity.