self-existent

self-existent

adj
(Philosophy) philosophy existing independently of any other being or cause
ˌself-exˈistence n
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This hand seemed a thing apart, self-existent, with no corporeal attachment, and it appeared and disappeared like an apparition as the thumb-pressure wavered on the switch.
Shakspeare carries us to such a lofty strain of intelligent activity as to suggest a wealth which beggars his own; and we then feel that the splendid works which he has created, and which in other hours we extol as a sort of self-existent poetry, take no stronger hold of real nature than the shadow of a passing traveller on the rock.
The earth and the heavenly bodies, physics, and chemistry, we sensually treat, as if they were self-existent; but these are the retinue of that Being we have.
Where the mercy seat is where the presence 'YAH' HE who is, the self-existent one, Always was, And is to come.
In "None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)" Jen points out that Christians consider God to be self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible--and we human beings are not.
Jesus is the self-existent, preexistent, omnipotent, eternal, Creator God.
Even if there is nothing but self-appearing appearances, why should they be self-existent? Without further justification, Sartre then turns to consider what he terms the "problem concerning the being of this appearing." (7) This problem is supposed to be solved by the consideration of consciousness, which Sartre describes as "the ontological foundation of knowledge, the first being to whom all other appearances appear, the absolute in relation to which every phenomenon is relative." (8) As he puts it: "We have reduced things to the united totality of their appearances.
When both atheists and non-Christians throw the sensible question as to who created the God, they just take a leap of faith and accept that He is self-existent without a beginning or end.
In them, she offers us, like many modern poets, a vision of the self-existent God who "grants / Existence momently, then gives himself/Again in drawing you in caritas" (Taken 14).
Each part is considered to be essentially independent and self-existent" (p.
a self-existent, immutable, immaterial, omnipotent, and omniscient Being" (p.
Drawing on an idea credited to the Neo-platonist thinker Plotinus, theologians like Augustine and Aquinas saw evil not as an independent, self-existent entity or idea, but as a privation.