causa sui
(Lat., cause of itself). The (problematic) property possessed only by God, of being His own cause, i.e. independent of any other ground, yet containing within Himself a sufficient explanation of His own being. See also cosmological argument, ontological argument, perseity.

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  • Causa sui — (meaning cause of itself in Latin) denotes something, which is generated within itself. This concept was central to the works of Spinoza, Freud, and Ernest Becker, where it relates to the purpose that objects can assign to themselves. In Freud… …   Wikipedia

  • Causa sui — (latin : cause de soi même) dénote quelque chose qui est généré à partir de lui même. Ce concept fut central dans les travaux[Lesquels ?] de Spinoza, Freud et Ernest Becker, où il se réfère à l idée que des objets peuvent se… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Causa sui —         (лат.) причина себя (схо ластич. термин). По Спинозе, субстанция причина самой себя. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983 …   Философская энциклопедия

  • Causa sui — Der Begriff Causa sui (lateinisch Causa für Grund, Ursache und sui für sich) bezeichnet in der Philosophie bisweilen die Selbstursache, d. h., wenn etwas Ursache für sein eigenes Sein ist. In der Scholastik wird der Ausdruck causa sui… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • causa sui —    Something is a causa sui if it is a cause of itself.    This is variously applied to God as (1) God s timelessly causing himself to exist, (2) God s simultaneously causing at every moment himself to exist at that moment, and (3) God s causing… …   Christian Philosophy

  • causa sui — /kɔzə ˈsui/ (say kawzuh soohee) noun a philosophical concept of a being which is caused by no other but is the cause of itself or without a cause; often linked to a notion of God. {Latin: cause of itself} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Causa sui —  (лат. причина самого себя)    философское обозначение Бога как существа, не обусловленного каким либо другим источником или силой …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • causa — (izg. kȁuza) ž DEFINICIJA 1. uzrok, razlog 2. pravn. sudski predmet, spor pred sudom SINTAGMA causa civilis (izg. causa civílis) građanski spor; causa morbi (izg. causa mȍrbi) razlog bolesti (ili oboljenja); causa mortis (izg. causa mȍrtis) uzrok …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • CAUSA —         (лат.) причина, основание. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983. CAUSA …   Философская энциклопедия

  • Causa — Problemstellung; Thema; Fragestellung; Aufgabe; Problematik; Angelegenheit; Sache; Problem; Anliegen * * * Cau|sa 〈f.; , sae [ sɛ:]〉 Ursache, Rechtsgrund, Rechtsfall [lat …   Universal-Lexikon

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