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Synonyms for originative

having the ability or power to create


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containing seeds of later development

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Each of them is based on originative, foundational experiences at the root of each religion.
Here, their discourse theory is far more strengthened since if there is no central, originative and transcendental signified, "everything become discourse" and "the play of signification" is extended infinitely.
The implication of this paradox is clearly that memories or the prior associations of things inform or shape our current perceptions, and hence that memory can be said to precede perception, even though the pure "sensation" is seen as primary and originative.
Because Victorians understand fairy tales to be without authorial origin, literary artists insist that tales are there for the taking, but also fret that they exude their own originative power that pervades and precludes authored work.
Creation's originative gratuity, the incarnate Word proclaims the
There is, to be sure, for both Zahm and Mivart, an inner-directed purposeful development of the natural world as a larger system, and in this sense evolution is a teleological process: "In spite of all that may be said to the contrary, the unbiased and reverent student must see in nature the evidence of a Power which is originative, directive, immanent; a Power which is intelligent, wise, supreme.
ultimate control--the originative control exercised by agents when it is "up to them" which of a set of possible choices or actions will now occur, and up to no one and nothing else over which the agents themselves do not also have control.
Contributors describe what the bias of their work suggests when considering cosmopolitanism and provinciality in communication ethics, covering such topics as the aspect of the universal in humans, aesthetic love and romantic love, discourse promoting cosmopolitanism, Levinas on communication ethics outside of originative agency, globalization in dialogic ethics, religion and dialogue, community at the end of the world, Grimke's dialogic ethic, eros and logos is Plato's Sophia, scripting Jewishness within the satire The Hebrew Hammer, the reasonableness of bias, Limbaugh and public dismissiveness, and the concepts of response, responsibility and commitment in Arendt, Adorno and Benjamin.
Similarly, as greater levels of organization are encountered in attempts to understand ecological relations (and, thereby, each constituent member), the idea of the whole, the original oneness, or unity must be conceived as the originative source of that order and of the existence of all that we perceive and conceive to exist.
The Thou changes and reconstitutes the I, and the I is the originative ground from which a meeting must forever commence.
He says, for instance, that plants are living because they have an originative power through which they increase or decrease in all spatial directions (DA 413a25-30).
In other words, I read this revolution as the coming to its end of a gradual but necessary and relentless process of reification--which is to say, of hardening and decay--that has rendered the originative language of thinking depthless: an abstract, quantitative, calculative, and instrumental--utterly thoughtless--sociopolitical agent of brutal violence, torture, mutilation, dispossession, death on those constituencies of the human community (and the land that sustains them) that this system of language and thought deem expendable, those who, in Michel Foucault's phrase, do not prove "useful and docile" to the dominant culture.
The author has founded her work by two primal assumptions: that the senses need a body to center and register them and a person to socialize the body; and that persons and their poetic making emerge from, and stand against, the privations of an originative darkness.
Greene's main argument concerns "the emergent norms that link originative agency with proprietorship as essential attributes of modern authorship" (102).
The poem's third or mediating moment, its expressive-listening moment, is what stamps the poem as autonomous, as original and as originative, as beginning with itself and transforming the universal impulsion into a distinctive rhythm and the particular texture of the poem into a vision incomparable with all that is other than itself.