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Definitions

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  • n. 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The property or fact of being self-existent.

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Examples

  • And in the eternity of matter, we are assured _of the self-existence_ of matter, and self-existence is the most majestic of all attributes, and includes all others; "it is" the power of being

    Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws

  • One could attribute aseity or ˜self-existence 'to space-time, matter-energy and the universe as a whole.

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • Yet what can there be that has true self-existence?

    The Wheel of Sharp Weapons

  • It is clear that liberty is a communicable power because it does not entail such incommunicable qualities as total causal independence and self-existence.

    Samuel Clarke

  • There is no reason to think “self-existence”, as you call it, is not an intrinsic property of the universe.

    Crackergate

  • Therefore, until novel evidence is brought to the table, the self-existence of the Universe (or multiverse) is the most sensible theory.

    Crackergate

  • However the “self-existence” theory requires no other entities apart from the Universe itself, so it is way simpler, and the opposite theory would require self-existence of the first cause, as it is too well known, just pushing the problem back.

    Crackergate

  • This claim is about the order of ideas: her idea of God's self-existence allows her to understand his other perfections.

    Mary Astell

  • The absolute and infinite, whether explained as self-existence, or as the totality of human thought, or as the

    Theaetetus

  • There is no question of self-existence or the timeless.

    The Difference

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