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Absolute

(from Lat. for “set free,” “complete”). That which is self-sufficient. Philosophers use the term in various ways. G. W. F. Hegel* applied it to the totality of the real. In cosmogony it is applied to the First Cause. Christians have applied the term to God. See also Oversoul.


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