creature

Linked Glossary of Terms
(references to De Wijsbegeerte der Wetsidee, unless indicated. See concordance for correlation with pages in the New Critique. The concordance is in pdf format.)

creature I, 35, 62
creaturely being I, 6, 13, 16, 25, 62
creaturely existence I, 30
creaturely meaning I, 69, 131
creaturely reality II, 482, 488
creaturely mode of being II, 424, 492

Creatures are beings created by God. Some creatures are supratemporal, like angels, and man in his religious root. The mode of all creaturely being is that of meaning (II, 424). Created beings are non-self-sufficient. Their mode of being is to refer to their Origin in dependence.

The temporal world or cosmos has no existence except in its supratemporal root (NC I, 100; II, 53). And this temporal root is also not self-sufficient, but has meaning only in its Origin.

Revised Dec. 27/04; Dec 24/16

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