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dualism (n.)

1755 as a term in philosophy, "a way of thinking which explains phenomena by the assumption of two independent and absolute elements," from French dualisme (1754); see dual + -ism. Theological sense of "doctrine of two independent divine beings or eternal principles" is by 1847. General sense of "division into two" is by 1831.

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Definitions of dualism from WordNet

dualism (n.)
the doctrine that reality consists of two basic opposing elements, often taken to be mind and matter (or mind and body), or good and evil;
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