Meaning & Definition of Immanent (Concept / What is)

Definition of immanent

Immanent, of Latin origin (immănens), is a term used in philosophy to denote what is inherent in every being or indissolubly tied to its essence.

Immanence (immanent quality) is an intrinsic to a being. It can if opposition to transcendence, given that the immanent action has its end in the same be, and it is not something that involves the transient action of a foreign principle.

The opposition between immanence and transcendence is large enough in various philosophical branches. Means immanentism rationalist thinking which holds that God is the cause of all things and that everything is so in God. Nothing exists outside it. God, in this sense, is the immanent cause of all that exists. In other words, it has no existence that can be explained without the presence of God.

These theories are contrary to Christianity, Judaism and islam, the three most prevalent monotheistic religions in the world. The immanentism believes that the force created can not be separated from the natural world, while religions are this creative force out of this world. These religions God created transcends them the universe and rises above the world, while the divine immanence strength lies in all objects in the universe.

For Scholastics, the Act of seeing is an example of something immanent. This event remains in the subject and has no effect on the appearance: therefore, it is transcendental or transitional. Action is initiated, develops and has effects within to be itself.

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