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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But none of these other senses are given the same kind of ultimacy as is vision.
At both levels, intimacy is intertwined with ultimacy. Like the campo d'oro Hills explores on pp.
Even in the Catholic view, as Denys Turner has noted, the communication of Christ's presence in the sacraments, and especially in the Eucharist, necessarily "fails of ultimacy" simply because the "Eucharist is not yet the kingdom of the future as it will be in the future" but instead "points to it as absent" (157).
The Champions League final dishes up a little more in the way of ultimacy here, with a meeting of Ronaldo and Salah: football's reigning golden goal-dalek, the current owner of the Ballon d'Or, versus the Premier League's own man of the season.
Hawthorne, master of understatement, content to let ultimacy pretty much alone, chose to engage religion, primarily, where its hysterical fear of idolatry shut pleasure up in a prison.
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.
(90) This is also expressed by Ameriks's formulation that, while not exactly ethical intuitionism, Kant's construal of the moral law in the second Critique relies upon a "nonnaturalistic ultimacy" of moral principles.