Self-existence


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Self`-ex`ist´ence


n.1.Inherent existence; existence possessed by virtue of a being's own nature, and independent of any other being or cause; - an attribute peculiar to God.
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The soul raised over passion beholds identity and eternal causation, perceives the self-existence of Truth and Right, and calms itself with knowing that all things go well.
Sartre displays a curious twist in the drama, for paradoxically, on his account, passivity finally entails self-existence.
The challenge in cultivating the correct view of emptiness is to refute completely all notions of independent self-existence without denying valid interdependent existence" (66).
He was to confess his lack of purpose and his continuous, hopeless quest for the grounds of meaningful self-existence not only in his writings--plays like Die Familie Schoffenstein, Der Zerbrochene Krug or Amphitryon documenting the same issues from various perspectives--but also in letters to Wilhelmine (cf.
Another factor that draws people to their favorite soap opera is that in the real world, they acquire a sense of self-existence and self-awareness, while they are able to experience the characters' every different emotion: joy, fury, sorrow, or happiness," she added.
has been to intend a mode of self-existence far more powerful and unrestricted than the one it sets out to dismiss" (p.