A system of philosophy which refers all things that exist to two
ultimate principles. It is eminently a Persian doctrine. The Orphic
poets made the ultimate principles of all things to be Water and Night,
or Time and Necessity. In theology the Manichean doctrine is dualistic.
In modern philosophy it is opposed to monism (q.v.), and insists
that the creator and creation, mind and body, are distinct entities.
That creation is not deity, and that mind is not an offspring of
matter. (See Monism.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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