a.1.Acting of one's self or of itself; acting without depending on other agents.
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the aim of the stu is that the young person acquires personal, social and professional skills for as self-active and active participation in adulthood as possible and possibly for further education and employment.
His tastes seem to have run more toward Zen and Hindu mysticism, or even the Russian Orthodox Jesus Prayer, which famously obsesses Franny Glass: "If you keep saying the prayer over and over againyou only have to just do it with your lips at firstthen eventually what happens, the prayer becomes self-active.
the self-conscious and self-active person, which is the presupposition for ethical relevance.
In order to understand ourselves as self-active in the sense required by relating to ourselves as thinkers or judgers, we must understand ourselves as the source of the fundamental norms governing this activity (see 18, 55).
Kant believes that reason knows itself to be a self-active power, despite the fact that as the source of the categories it cannot be brought under them.
Yet for Fichte, the key to understanding Kant's hypothesis lies in the self-active nature of reason, or, as Fichte now says, the "I.
As noted above, Kant claims confusedly that we "know" ourselves as self-active beings, although he cannot explain in what sense we know this.
For Fichte, however, the theoretical tasks of transcendental science can be formulated adequately as tasks only in light a philosopher's pre-philosophical realization of his own status as a self-active being.
It argues effectively that the most essential facts behind the "failure" of most Black workers to join unions prior to the 1930s were those workers' criticism of trade union and white working-class racism both South and North, their self-active struggle to escape racist southern oppression for the superior material opportunities and racial milieu of the North, and the anti-union efforts and resources of employers.
Still, the reality of Black workers' mentalite and behavior during the war and the 1920s was far more complex, self-active, and sophisticated than the conventional white labor wisdom allowed.
It reflected both the core, self-active Black impulses behind the Great Migration and the influence of a race-conscious Black middle-class leadership.
Unable to harness the resources to become self-active agents, and no longer forming part of a `reserve army of labour', they are structurally redundant.