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1. Religious and philosophical concept

Dualism denotes religious, cosmological, philosophical (metaphysical, epistemological), or ethical doctrines according to which reality is composed to two opposed principles, or is divided into two distinct regions, for example, the sensible and the intelligible, the material and the immaterial, the “thing-in-itself” (Ding an sich) and the phenomenon, or good and evil. The antagonism of two transcendent forces (Trans…

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Weichenhan, Michael, “Dualism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_018471>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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