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a subordinate deity, in some philosophies the creator of the universe

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for the possibility of progressive change, since the rational, ordering power of demiurgic nous can only work on something that is relatively disordered.
Pre-existing objects in the divine mind become alive by means of demiurgic forces, capable of transforming ideas into beings.
However, in contrast to the demiurgic mission associated with the cognitive skills of the utopian rationalist agents, the mission of Savigny's legal scientist would be the limited one of bringing to light the clauses of traditional law, of rationally organizing this material, and of standing guard as a fiduciary of the people.
Intending no disrespect to Matlack, I doubt his "to-do list" rose to such demiurgic heights.
11) Through his suffering, he becomes the substitute of the divine Father and a demiurgic figure.
Michael Dash argues that, "traditionally, Caribbean writing is about the heroics of self-formulation," but that this demiurgic impulse is not present in Glissant's oeuvre, as he considers it "a disturbing tendency" and consequently "focuses on an inexhaustible diversity in reality" ("Writing" 609, 610, 610).
He opts for a "separation" more typical of the Gnostic (or Manichean) aversion to a demiurgic nature.
4) Spectators are not conceived as grateful beneficiaries of a sui generis world created by a demiurgic figure.
They correspond to the thematic isotopy melos--harmony and order, imposed by the power of the demiurgic spirit.
We don't refer just to the doctrine of resurrecting the body, which, still valid in the Orthodox religion, could not be quite just as functional in an Orthodox imaginary of death, but it could be with the idea that Christ inhabits the body, in a demiurgic form within the human body as ontological support (28).
Attempting to design, in advance and in detail, a democratic school--in an exercise of technocratic and demiurgic enlightenment--would immediately deny the necessarily democratic character of its constitution" (Licinio Lima, "Schooling for Critical Education," in Critique and Utopia: New Developments in the Sociology of Education in the Twenty-First Century, ed.
In spite of all the overt humility contained in the self-destructive remarks scattered throughout his speech, Andrade ultimately took upon himself (and other modernists) the demiurgic responsibility for fostering positive transformations in the intellectual field in Brazil.
Particularly, the paper focuses on the roles played in Origen's theory by the Academic categories of absolute and relative, the Middle-platonic and Philonian notion of the demiurgic agent and an original reframing of the Neopythagorean derivative system of causes.
Thus, at 59d10-e3, Socrates likens himself and Protarchus to demiourgoi (craftsmen), creating the best possible mixture of pleasure and knowledge; presumably each of us is to engage in this demiurgic function in crafting a good life for himself.
He reshapes the figure of Thomas Sutpen, Miss Rosa's rather demonic and demiurgic villain, who becomes the self-made American hero of Mr.