ultimate principle

ul·ti·mate prin·ci·ple

one of the chemical elements.
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'While our ultimate principle should be to achieve our desired goal of socio-economic goal of this country and in particular, this district, I therefore challenge you to monitor the utilisation of the land you have allocated,' he said.
As social stability has fallen prey to the ultimate principle of economic development, the state has largely eliminated the space for political debate.
This intuition follows immediately from rigorous reflection on the nature of the infinite ultimate principle. Such a principle must be infinitely unitive and also infinitely numerative.
Accordingly, he does not think that philosophy should adopt the freedom of the individual as its ultimate principle, because this freedom tends to be defined in terms that are appropriate only with regard to the sphere of civil society, namely, as the freedom to pursue one's particular interests as long as they do not conflict with those of others:
Holger Zaborowski compensates for a lack of attention to Schelling's answer to the Ultimate Why Question, showing that the latter's chief concern was to account for the 'why' of the world without undermining freedom as the ultimate principle. In Schelling's early writings, the absolute Ego, freedom itself, is the principle.
Even so, the ultimate principle cannot be "captured" and reduced to a system, nor can it express itself fully through a systematic theory.
The core of common culture is religion, understood as a belief system grounded in some ultimate principle of the good.
Strictly speaking, however, as Walter Terrence Stace has indicated, this latter argument appears to be a non-sequitur, since it only shows, at most, that the ultimate principle has not been found as yet and not that it can never be found (Stace, 1937).
For example, monotheistic religionists maintain the existence of one ultimate principle, but in reality there are two, according to them also in the final analysis, two "things" in the universe: namely, the uncreated and the created.
A third affirmed the ultimate principle of liberty of thought, since what has divided most Baptists is a matter of interpretation.
The ultimate principle of the Roman Church's teaching has not changed.
As a Monarchian theologian, Callistus was looking for the ultimate principle in the godhead from which all lesser beings or persons were derived just as Elagabus could find that principle in the cult of Sol Invictus.
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