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.
All of these are understood as the source or ultimate principle, which etymologically literally means the "final first.
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.
The doctrines, theologies or systems are no longer at the forefront; the leading position is taken over by the search for the first and 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).
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.
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.
To a certain extent, this question had already been posed from the philosophical side by Xenophanes, who, after studying the world in its multiplicity, had endeavored to identify an ultimate principle or principles and had spoken of the whole of the world as "the One" and as "God" in a scientific and philosophical polemic against polytheism.
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