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Adj.1.self-enclosed - of self-imposed enclosure or confinement; "a self-enclosed Jewish cosmos"
enclosed - closed in or surrounded or included within; "an enclosed porch"; "an enclosed yard"; "the enclosed check is to cover shipping and handling"
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While "globalism" essentially means a self-enclosed economic and technological world -- but one without political, legal or moral boundaries or limits -- it is religion and/or ethical considerations that locate the human being in a metaphysically open context which goes beyond the confines of homo faber.
The poems are carefully crafted: stanzas are often self-enclosed, and their progress either turns an image on its head (as in the gently comical "Redeeming Myth in Inchicore') or complicates it, as when the speaker's mother, gathering clothes hung out to dry, is seen to pluck the strings of an instrument attuned to the pizzicato rain; a countermelody is played after her rush indoors by the father, "gathering close / the music she has left behind.
The self-enclosed and heavily guarded gated community will be the first of its type in the country.
Together the articles' analyses of the dimensions, arenas, and level of European citizenship give a multifaceted picture of citizenship that tries to overcome the restrictiveness of the conventional national notion, without suggesting any self-enclosed supranational alternative.
Can one call the event-harbor the hermeneutical key for a postmodern biblical theology--without already anchoring the event in too self-enclosed a disciplinary space?
As Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger explains in his book The Spirit of the Liturgy, this "turning of the priest toward the people no longer opens out on what lies ahead and above [but] has turned the community into a self-enclosed circle.
More starkly, she declares, "At this point, doctrine has come to an end," for it has become "a self-enclosed system incapable of communicating to others on the outside" (105).
He adds: We now have just 2,500 sq ft available in two ground floor, self-enclosed units at the centre.
In the 1990s, Russia did not know where to turn under the hegemony of oligarchs and it was a self-enclosed economy which failed to commercialise the huge industrial and space technologies inherited from the Soviet Union.
This analysis partly explains the use of "ellipse" in Ameriks's title: on his reading, the massive body of Kant's mature work is but the elongated though self-enclosed path from these initial commitments through the arc of transcendental philosophy and the fact of reason to their final ideal articulation in a practical-dogmatic metaphysics and religion.
As a major Turkish sociologist wrote years ago, if the political system fails to create a social contract, Turkey is likely to become a nesting place of various self-enclosed nations, like the secular nation and the religious nation.