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One might illustrate by a very simple example: if I say "so-and-so is a married man," that is not a self-subsistent proposition.
And if they cannot be mutually external, they cannot be self-subsistent objects.
I now turn for help to the Daoists in order to imagine what a life would be like if it weren't grounded in the notion of a self-subsistent, enduring, controlling, property-possessing self.
The citizen is self-subsistent not in an autarkical sense but only in relation to and as integral member of the whole.
If nothing apart from Him causes Him to continue to exist, He must be self-sufficient and self-subsistent.
The gradation of being diversifies as it emanates from the self-subsistent One, but the divine essence is simple.
In all of these conundrums concerning practice, what puts the achievement of the good in question is the opposition of subjectivity and objectivity or of valid concept and self-subsistent actuality that is presupposed by the pursuit of the good.
imaginary worlds are autonomous from the real world, avowedly fictional spaces that provide an escape from a disenchanted modernity into self-subsistent realms of wonder.
In such a model, nature is self-subsistent and in principle knowable in its totality without the aid of the supernatural--without, that is, grace.
Most [commentators] have taken Beatrice's statement to mean that matter was created as a separate 'thing' in time, and there was thus a 'moment' when it existed, either as a Bonaventurian materia informis with some inchoate form or actuality, or else as a (somehow) self-subsistent pure potentiality.
With minimal trade, the small country is self-subsistent and women often weave elaborate Gho and Kiri, traditional men's and women's Bhutanese dresses, for personal use.
3 Forms Are Not Self-Subsistent Substances (Samantha Rebello) Contemplating medieval perception via Aristotelian philosophy, Rebello's unsettling film blends church bells and grotesque stone carvings with bestiary images and animal flesh in abstracted, tactile close-ups.