Firstly,if underived virtue be peculiar to the Deity, can it be the duty of a creature to have it?
Empedocles had believed in four ultimate and underived kinds of matter.
It affects to treat men as though their existence were underived, and independent of any Supreme Being.
They are absolute and independent, underived and unoriginated—the essential qualities of my nature.
New forms of dead matter may be derived, but new living forms are underived.
The old kindliness must be transplanted to a fresh soil if it were to blossom into a life self-sufficient and underived.
They are absolute, and independent, underived, and unoriginated—the essential qualities of my nature.
The mind, through its original and underived thinking, is itself the pattern (Urbild) of such a synthesis.
Here we employ the term Absolute to denote the underived, independent, incomposite, and immutable.
Were it possible to reduce the sum of human ideas to underived originals, the small numerical result would be startling.