equiprimordial love


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  • adj. Existing together as equally fundamental ab initio; coöriginal.


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Coined by John Macquarrie in his 1960 The Scope of Demythologizing as equi- +‎ primordial, translating Martin Heidegger’s German gleichursprünglich.


  • Death and loss, to turn a Heideggerian phrase, are existentially equiprimordial, and both are anticipated in the experience of existential anxiety.

    Robert D. Stolorow: The Work of Mourning, by Jacques Derrida

  • This equiprimordial relationship, Habermas (1998a, chap. 9) believes, enables his discourse theory to combine the best insights of the civic republican and classical liberal traditions of democracy, which found expression in Rousseau and Locke, respectively.

    Jürgen Habermas

  • equiprimordial,” conceptually presupposing the other in the sense that each can be fully realized only if the other is fully realized.

    Jürgen Habermas


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