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In philosophy self-determined actualization (not subject to external norms) of ones (selected) potentialities while simultaneously putting oneself at the disposal of the surrounding world can be understood as self-realization. The self is understood here as either the source of realization (the self realizes itself in its actions) or its end (the self is realized through its actions). Self-realization is considered ethically appropriate when it is guided by certain criteria located in the self such as reason or universality (e.g. G.W…

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Tietz, Christiane, “Self-realization”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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