ultimacy


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ultimacy

(ˈʌltɪməsɪ)
n
the state of being ultimate
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Noun1.ultimacy - the state or degree of being ultimateultimacy - the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance, "the ultimacy of these social values"
degree, stage, level, point - a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process; "a remarkable degree of frankness"; "at what stage are the social sciences?"
extremity - the greatest or utmost degree; "the extremity of despair"
profoundness - extremeness of degree; "the profoundness of his ignorance"
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He pointedly asks supracosmic questions of ultimacy that world and big historians avoid or answer only in the limited manner warranted by their allegiance to naturalism and scientism.
I have argued for using multiple maps to do justice to the many levels of physical and social reality, not simply because reality itself is so complex that it demands this form of representation, but also to challenge any pretensions of ultimacy on the part of any one science.
I will not detail these inadequacies here, but rather assume the ultimacy of creativity and the cogency of panpsychism.
The characters in Manhattan cushion themselves against questions of human ultimacy via their concerns with their amorous complications.
AE / JMM: In your impressive book God and Necessity you take your defense of divine ultimacy to the extreme of setting God's creative activity as the source and ground of every 'secular modal truth' (i.
Given the generally accepted definition of theology as "faith seeking understanding," to seek to understand the issues of ultimacy surrounding climate change and interpret these issues in light of faith traditions and in language understandable to the general public is an important role.
The social sciences can also be prescriptive in conveying values and metaphors of ultimacy.
But in fact they could be discussed, if our discussions were to recognize a dimension of ultimacy.
Viola's art inhabits this space, the realm of ultimacy, where matter is interrogated for what matters.
Styles (1982), later cited in Jacobs (2000, p2), defines collegiality as "the sharing of responsibility and authority with colleagues and is based on ultimacy (sic) and leads to respect".
The Jesus Dialogues" demonstrates that there is truth and a way to ultimacy in all religions.
Research findings of an evolutionary psychologist, for example, will not convince a Christian psychologist of the non-existence of God nor of the ultimacy of nature.