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The circled dot wis uised bi the Pythagoreans an later Greeks tae represent the first metapheesical bein, the Monad or The Absolute.

Monism is the view that attributes aneness or singleness (Greek:μόνος) tae a concept (e.g., exeestence). Substance monism is the filosofical view that a variety o exeestin things can be expleened in terms o a single reality or substance.[1] Anither defineetion states that aw exeestin things gae back tae a soorce that is distinct frae them (e.g., in Neoplatonism everything is derived frae The Ane).[2] This is eften termed priority monism, an is the view that anerly ane thing is ontologically basic or prior tae everything ense.

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  • Cross, F.L.; Livingstone, E.A. (1974), The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, OUP, art. monism 
  • Brugger, Walter (ed) (1972), Diccionario de Filosofía, Barcelona: Herder, art. dualismo, monismo, pluralismo