self-originating love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Beginning with, or springing from, one's self.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Originating in, produced by, beginning with, or springing from one's self or itself.


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  • Schopenhauer's entire conception thus is diametrically opposed to Cartesianism's and classical liberalism's ontology of in-der-Welt-sein, which is built on the cogito as a self-originating and supposedly value-neutral point of departure.

    The Melancholic Gift: Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Fiction

  • In transposing the self-originating and iconoclastic force of the

    The Melancholic Gift: Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Fiction

  • From this nation-centred giving by Being which determines the shape of thinking, and which is naturally limitless and self-originating, and which Heidegger interprets as a conditioned gift, Derrida takes away the certainty, since he is concerned that determining the unknown like this is dangerous and illegitimate, as it forces transcendental limits to It, signing a pact with the unknown to safeguard it and to control its power within known limits.


  • This leads me to conclude that, in spite of the many points that I find plausible and thought-provoking, I am not persuaded by one aspect of James Gardner's "Selfish Biocosm" hypothesis outlined in his book The Intelligent Universe, namely that our universe might be folded back around on itself and thus self-originating.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • After Boehme, Schelling argues that human freedom has its source in a more primordial act of embodiment, namely God's self-originating struggle to become a determinate being out of his darkness.

    Mourning Becomes Theory: Schelling and the Absent Body of Philosophy

  • The thing destroyed derived its being from outside itself: this is no case of a self-originating substance being annihilated by an external; it rose on the ruin of something else, and thus in its own ruin it suffers nothing strange; and for every fire quenched, another is kindled.

    The Six Enneads.

  • But perhaps, never having come to be but being as He is, He is still not master of his own essence: not master of his essence but being as He is, not self-originating but acting out of his nature as He finds it, must He not be of necessity what He is, inhibited from being otherwise?

    The Six Enneads.

  • That his being is constituted by this self-originating self-tendence — at once Act and repose — becomes clear if we imagine the contrary; inclining towards something outside of Himself, He would destroy the identity of his being.

    The Six Enneads.

  • The Art of ancient Rome was a second-hand copy of the original and airy Greek, -- often clever, but never vivid and self-originating.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 47, September, 1861

  • Whether he yield to evil voluntarily or be driven into it by resistless force; whether he sin because of a self-originating propensity or because his father sinned before him, is all one to those resistless executors of Nature's law, sickness, sorrow, disaster, death!

    The Redemption of David Corson


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