Definition of Self-referent
1. Adjective. Referring back to itself.
Category relationships: Grammar
Similar to: Backward
Derivative terms: Reflexive, Reflexiveness, Reflexivity
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Literary usage of Self-referent
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. What is Thought?: Or, The Problem of Philosophy by Way of a General by James Hutchison Stirling (1900)
"Just in general, Kant, as well for intelligence as for will, made the basis to be self-referent reason, freedom (free-will), consciousness that knows itself ..."
2. The Natural History of the Christian Religion: Being a Study of the Doctrine by William Mackintosh (1894)
"Is it conceivable that this self-referent aspect of his teaching, if really belonging to it, could ever have dropped from the memory of the disciples who ..."
3. Synthetica: Being Meditations Epistemological and Ontological by Simon Somerville Laurie (1906)
"Being and Dialectic now reflect themselves into themselves as Feeling, and by infinite gradations rise, in the self-referent man-subject, ..."