ultimate principle

ul·ti·mate prin·ci·ple

one of the chemical elements.
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All of these are understood as the source or ultimate principle, which etymologically literally means the "final first.
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.
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).
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.
Although the term chen, as the author is quick to point out, helps add a taste of Taoism and Buddhism because of its significant presence in the Chinese texts of those traditions, the basic metaphysical and cosmological positions are much closer to those of Neo-Confucianism in that the Muslims and Neo-Confucians assert the reality of an ultimate Principle in positive terms and insist on the ultimate incomparability and transcendence of that Principle (pp.
Also significant is the ultimate principle that all business activities are theoretically undertaken as economic activities to generate income, whether directly or indirectly, whether immediately or in the long-term.
It is possible to be a good Hindu whether one believes in a single god, or many gods, or an ultimate principle or being, or no god at all.
Moreover, the passage ends in an elaborate sastric argument which further establishes it as a mature text: two purvapaksin theories on karman and reincarnation are refuted by a final siddhantin argument to the effect that release from rebirth only comes through realizing the identity of the self with the ultimate principle.
I was curious about how things worked at a very fundamental level, such as the birth of the universe and how space and time function--the ultimate principles by which matter and energy worked.
But it is doubtful whether the compassionate impulse or sense, or the sense of benevolent sympathy for that matter, can justify the derivation of the two ultimate principles Nusseibeh has in mind.
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