Coldly impersonal, like the rest of the apartment.
She explored one hallway and found two guest bedrooms and an office, all decorated in the same cold, impersonal colors.
The main floor felt like a hotel room, too formal and impersonal to be welcoming.
The reason becomes subjective by relation to the voluntary and free self; but in itself it is impersonal; it belongs not to this or to that self in humanity; it belongs not even to humanity.
In the Trimurti, Brahma (the impersonal) is manifested as Brahma (the personal creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Siva (the destroyer).
Modal, impersonal, existential judgments are all accounted for.
I thus reach an objective impersonal world of forces which corresponds to the variety of my sensations.
John of Damascus's theory of Enhypostasy (Christ's manhood not impersonal, but made personal only through union with His Godhead) is held by some to be the copingstone of this great dogmatic development.
The recognition of universal and necessary principles in knowledge is the essential point in psychology; it ought to be put first and emphasized to the last that these Imperson= ex i st, and that they are wholly impersonal or absolute.
Starting from sensation as our basis, causality could never give us this, even though it be allowed that sensation is impersonal to the extent of being independent of our volition.
The old passive voice has become an impersonal active, each tense having one form only.
From the standpoint of general theory economic movements assume an impersonal character and economic forces operate like the forces of nature.
Feudalism had gained ground in the 8th century; feudalism it was which had raised the first Carohingian to the throne as being the richest and most powerful person in Austrasia; and Charlemagne with all his power had been as utterly unable as the Merovingians to revive the idea of an abstract and impersonal state.
3377, Repsold gives a detailed description of two forms of eye-ends of transit circles, fitted with means of observing in this manner, to which he gives the name of " the impersonal micrometer."
But to the man of ordinary understanding, unused to the rarefied atmosphere of abstract thought, this conception of a transcendental, impersonal Spirit and the unreality of the phenomenal world can have no meaning: what he requires is a deity that stands in intimate relation to things material and to all that affects man's life.
One can already discern a movement in various quarters towards a recognition of impersonal theism, and towards fixing the teaching of the philosophical schools upon some definitely authorized system of faith and morals, which may satisfy a rising ethical standard, and may thus permanently embody that tendency to substitute spiritual devotion for external forms and caste rules which is the characteristic of the sects that have from time to time dissented from orthodox Brahminism."
Belief in the fact of the Incarnation of the eternal Word, as it is stated in the words of Ignatius quoted above, or in any of the later creeds, stands or falls with belief in the Holy Ghost as the guide alike of their convictions and destinies, no mere impersonal influence, but a living voice.
It is true that in some modern developments of idealism the ultimate reality is conceived of in an impersonal way, but it is usually added that this ultimate or absolute being is not something lower but higher than self-conscious personality, including it as a more fully developed form may be said to include a more elementary.
They opened the doors of their schools to the Greek and Latin classics, but they represented the ancient masterpieces dissevered from their original historic environment, as impersonal models of taste, as isolated standards of style.
On the other hand, his divine substratum, the impersonal Brahma, the world-spirit, the one and only reality, remains to this day the ultimate element of the religious belief of intelligent India of whatever sect.
We start, according to him, from a psychological triplicity in consciousness, consisting of sensation, personal will and impersonal reason, which by a priori laws of causality and substance carries us to the ontological triplicity of oneself as ego willing, the non-ego as cause of sensation, and God as the absolute cause beneath these relative causes.
It is sparing in the use of personal pronouns, and prefers impersonal and elliptical diction.
Writers who follow Harnack explain " holy spirit " as the gift of impersonal influence, and between wide limits of difference agree in regarding Christ as Son of God by adoption and not by nature.
From Reid he adopted the belief in an external world beyond sensation, from Biran the explanation of personality by will, from Schelling the identification of all reason in what he called " impersonal reason," which he supposed to be identical in God and man, to be subjective and objective, psychological and ontological.
Only a small fraction of Goethe's work was written in an impersonal and objective spirit, and sprang from what might be called a conscious artistic impulse; by far the larger - and the better - part is the immediate reflex of his feelings and experiences.
These laws are inextricably mixed in consciousness with the data of volition and sensation, with free activity and fatal action or impression, and they guide us in rising to a personal being, a self or free cause, and to an impersonal reality, a not-me - nature, the world of force - lying out of us, and modifying us.
You can always give cash or a check if you want true universal use without all the fees, but some see this as impersonal.
This stems from the fact that the Internet is a very impersonal tool and that people often participate in chat room and forum discussions using pseudonyms and chat room abbreviations.
You can interact with teachers and professors more personally than the traditional method of written communication and impersonal video-watching.
He, however, was the first to recommend the use of impersonal accounts in the national household.
In their theory of a triple manifestation of an impersonal deity, the Brahmanical theologians, as we have seen, had indeed elaborated a doctrine which might have seemed to form a reasonable, authoritative creed for logy.
The reason given to us by psychological observation, the reason of our consciousness, is impersonal in its nature.
The attempt to render the laws of reason or thought impersonal by professing to find them in the sphere of spontaneous apperception, and above reflective necessity, can hardly be regarded as successful.
The truth is that Cousin's doctrine of the spontaneous apperception of impersonal truth amounts to little more than a presentment in philosophical language of the ordinary convictions and beliefs of mankind.
Dorner's earlier view); impersonal pre-existence of the Logos, who became personal - compare and contrast Marcellus of Ancyra - at the Incarnation (W.
This immanent process of self-consciousness, wherein indeed a trinity of persons is not given but only rendered possible, is mirrored in, and takes place through, the eternal and impersonal idea or wisdom of God, which exists beside, though not distinct from, the primitive will.
Like the former, he believes in a supreme personal God, possessing all gracious qualities (saguna), not in the quality-less (nirguna) neuter impersonal Brahman of Sankaracharya; this Lord Himself once took the human form, and became incarnate, for the blessing of mankind, as Rama.
Alex, I realize that we communicate more information this way, but it seems so impersonal.
Brahma (n.) is the designation generally applied to the Supreme Soul (paramatman), or impersonal, all-embracing divine essence, the original source and ultimate goal of all that exists; Brahma (m.), on the other hand, is only one of the three hypostases of that divinity whose creative activity he represents, as distinguished from its preservative and destructive aspects, ever apparent in life and nature, and represented by the gods Vishnu and Siva respectively.
The author confines himself to the external history of events, and his tone is strictly impersonal.
The impersonal will does not of itself produce determinism or confusion, since it is simply a perpetual flow of power.
diathesis types: passive and impersonal.
immanent god in a person; it is the impersonal god.
Unless things change Labor's vision appears to be one of farming on an increasingly impersonal scale.
Anthony said that a problem could be that it would be somewhat impersonal.
That witness is completely impersonal, according to Shri Atmananda.
Caroline commented that most websites were actually quite impersonal, lacking any kind of human element behind the site.
Is it too impersonal to propose over the web?
These are devices which help to involve the group by making the scenario less impersonal.
As a result I could keep referring to it and kept things impersonal by simply asking if he could suggest alternatives.
impersonal will, is a source of conflict in a person.
impersonal recognition " would not even be possible!
The OU's highly organized monitoring system picked this up straightaway as appearing too impersonal, especially the abbreviations used in margins.
I am very aware that online ordering can seem very impersonal - you have no real contact with me at all.
Relationship with public becomes impersonal Well trained front office staff will enhance customer experience.
If physical contact cannot be avoided then it MUST remain impersonal 6. Whenever possible try to ensure another adult is present.
Capable of fierce invective, his oratory is impersonal; passionate and emotional himself, his speeches are temperate.
We have met two of the most common impersonal verbs already: Es tut mir Leid.
railleryge and other light railleries were encouraged, provided they were impersonal and no threat to good fellowship or good breeding.
To suppose that all mythical stories are fables invented by the philosophers is to write history backwards avid confound the instinctive, impersonal, poetic wisdom of the earliest times with the civilized, rational and abstract occult wisdom of our own day.
The continual, slow and laborious progress from the one to the other is that which really constitutes history, and man becomes civilized by rendering himself the conscious and independent possessor of all that in poetical wisdom remained impersonal, unconscious, that came, as it were, from without by divine afflatus.
If the principle of the universe is impersonal or unconscious, personal consciousness in finite spirits comes to wear the appearance of a blunder.
The six books pass in review (1) the doctrine of the soul, in which Gersonides defends the theory of impersonal reason as mediating between God and man, and explains the formation of the higher reason (or acquired intellect, as it was called) in humanity, - his view being thoroughly realist and resembling that of Avicebron; (2) prophecy; (3) and (4) God's knowledge of facts and providence, in which is advanced the curious theory that God does not know individual facts, and that, while there is general providence for all, special providence only extends to those whose reason has been enlightened; (5) celestial substances, treating of the strange spiritual hierarchy which the Jewish philosophers of the middle ages accepted from the Neoplatonists and the pseudo-Dionysius, and also giving, along with astronomical details, much of astrological theory; (6) creation and miracles, in respect to which Gerson deviates widely from the position of Maimonides.
Those who maintain that all these forms of synthesis are hasty and superficial stand by the conviction that the right philosophic attitude is to accept provisionally the main distinctions of common sense, above all the distinction of personal and impersonal; but to press forward to the underlying unity so far as experience and reflection justify.
The idea of an omnipotent fate overruling all affairs of men is present in various forms in practically all religious systems. Thus Homer assumes a single fate (M07pa), an impersonal power which makes all human concerns subject to the gods: it is not powerful over the gods, however, for Zeus is spoken of as weighing out the fate of men (Il.
Badinage and other light railleries were encouraged, provided they were impersonal and no threat to good fellowship or good breeding.
There could be multiple uncaused causes -- multiple gods, say -- or the uncaused cause could be an unintelligent, impersonal force.
Some gift-givers balk at the impersonal nature of sending a Visa gift card, but the flexibility afforded by the cards may outweigh the relatively impersonal nature of the cards.
Personalization options such as these allow gift givers to make the cards a little less impersonal.
The benefit of giving these gift cards is that you don't have to give your family and friends the impersonal gift of cash.
This makes them a little less impersonal than a standard gift card.
Just because you don’t have pictures of kids to display, don’t keep your dining room or living room impersonal.
Cold Hard Cash: Although cash might seem an impersonal gift, most tweens prefer cash.
If cash feels a little impersonal, some close friends and family members opt to give the graduate a savings bond.
The larger numbers of passengers may create more of an impersonal atmosphere with crew members.
Money Origami Heart: Cash is a popular gift for many occasions, but handing someone an envelope filled with dollar bills seems a bit impersonal.
While this list may seem impersonal, remember to tailor it to the man in your life's interests.
Sharing information that starts with impersonal comments and moves toward gradual sharing of personal information at her pace will show your consideration and charm.
While the impersonal nature of these communication types can help you protect your own feelings, they are not at all kind to the person you are breaking up with.
There are horror stories out there about text message breakups, impersonal emails, and voice mails, so show a little respect and talk together.
A bottle of wine or bunch of flowers are easy gifts to buy, but are impersonal and quickly forgotten.
On the negative side of e-mail invitations, many people consider them tacky, lazy, and impersonal.
A mass-sent email or letter can seem rather impersonal, even if you use mail merge to address your letter to a specific person in the company.
A company that's out of stock on an item may issue an impersonal form letter.
"Dear Mr. Smith" creates a relationship with the recipient, while "To Whom It May Concern" seems impersonal.
Even if your gift is an inexpensive, impersonal object you wouldn't ever purchase for yourself, you won't lose out on having a great time if the exchange is planned properly.
This is not the rather impersonal matter of radically differing natures.
The advantage of a ship like the Braemar is that she feels less impersonal than the larger vessels.
unintelligent, impersonal force.
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