aseity

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EtymologyEdit

From a se + -ity.

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NounEdit

aseity (uncountable)

  1. (theology, metaphysics) Being self-derived, in contrast to being derived from or dependent on another; being self-existent, having independent existence.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 374:
      He is Spiritual, for were He composed of physical parts, some other power would have to combine them into the total, and his aseity would thus be contradicted.

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