personalism [pur-suh-nl-iz-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. Also called personal idealism. a modern philosophical movement locating ultimate value and reality in persons, human or divine.
  2. Psychology. an approach stressing individual personality as the central concern of psychology.

Origin of personalism First recorded in 1840–50; personal + -ism Related formsper·son·al·ist, nounper·son·al·is·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for personalism Historical Examples of personalism

  • “Personalism” is revealed in the immediate and individual participation of all members in penitente activities.

    The Penitente Moradas of Abiqui

    Richard E. Ahlborn

  • For several decades we have been approaching the doctrine which denies all Personalism—either good or bad.

    Is the Devil a Myth?

    C. F. Wimberly

  • Surely the legitimate province of ‘personalism’ lies in the region of general ideas, or rather in the Weltanschauung as a whole.

    Outspoken Essays

    William Ralph Inge

  • Personalism isolates, separates, him from Nature; converts him from a part into the whole, into an absolute essence by himself.

    The Essence of Christianity

    Ludwig Feuerbach

  • To practically enter into politics is an important part of American personalism.

    Complete Prose Works

    Walt Whitman

  • British Dictionary definitions for personalism personalism noun

    1. a philosophical movement that stresses the value of persons
    2. an idiosyncratic mode of behaviour or expression

    Derived Formspersonalistic, adjectivepersonalist, noun, adjective Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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