American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Existing or remaining within; inherent: believed in a God immanent in humans.
- adj. Restricted entirely to the mind; subjective.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Remaining within; indwelling. This word (in its Latin form, immanens) was introduced in the thirteenth century to express the distinction, of which Aristotle makes much, between doing (or acting within one's self) and making (or producing an external effect). An immanent action is one whose effect remains within the subject and within the same faculty, while a transient or transitive action produces an effect upon something different from the subject, or at least upon something different from the faculty exercised. In modern philosophy the word is applied to the operations of a creator conceived as in organic connection with the creation, and to such a creator himself, as opposed to a transient or transcendent creating and creator from whom the creation is conceived as separated. The doctrine of an immanent deity does not necessarily imply that the world, or the soul of the world, is God, but only that it either is or is in God.
- adj. Naturally part of something; existing throughout and within something; inherent; integral; intrinsic; indwelling.
- adj. Restricted entirely to the mind or a given domain; internal; subjective.
- adj. philosophy, metaphysics, theology existing within and throughout the mind and the world; dwelling within and throughout all things, all time, etc. Compare transcendent.
- adj. philosophy, of a mental act Taking place entirely within the mind of the subject and having no effect outside of it. Compare emanant, transeunt.
- adj. Being within the limits of experience or knowledge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Remaining within; inherent; indwelling; abiding; intrinsic; internal or subjective; hence, limited in activity, agency, or effect, to the subject or associated acts; -- opposed to
emanant, transitory, transitive, or objective.
- adj. of a mental act performed entirely within the mind
- adj. of qualities that are spread throughout something
- Entered English around 1530, via French, from Late Latin immanēns, present participle of Latin immanēre, from im- ("in") + manēre ("to dwell, remain, stay"). Cognate with remain and manor. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin immanēns, immanent-, present participle of immanēre, to remain in : Latin in-, in; see in-2 + Latin manēre, to remain; see men-3 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Concepts were not in his eyes the static self-contained things that previous logicians had supposed, but were germinative, and passed beyond themselves into each other by what he called their immanent dialectic.”
“Of course I meant "immanent" -- a rather different thing.”
“The first problem hinges on what is known as the immanent Trinity, or the Trinity before the creation of the world.”
“Marty himself came to have misgivings about the notion of immanent objects and his term “content of judgment” in his main work must not be taken as an indication of something that actually or”
“Therefore, the genera in the particulars do seem to represent, on Italos™ view, what they represent for Proclus and Syrianus, namely immanent forms that are particular.”
“It is, from the standpoint of their propaganda or from the standpoint of what Adorno calls immanent critique I should say that Adorno took that from Herman Dooyeweerd who first mentioned immanent critique back in 1922 , a lousy speech.”
“Thus, vital action, as well in the physiological as in the intellectual and moral order, is called immanent, because it proceeds from that spontaneity which is essential to the living subject and has for its term the unfolding of the subject's constituent energies.”
“When, however, this finality is called immanent, this expression must not be understood in a pantheistic sense, as if the intelligence which the world manifests were to be identified with the world itself, but in the sense that the immediate principle of finality is immanent in every being.”
“Personally, I could have just about accepted some kind of immanent spirit of humanity trying to move the pieces around, or even some kind of overmind, just about anything except god and angels.”
“These arguments do not refute the kind of immanent realism defended by the early Maddy (1990).”
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