the generation of a likeness

To cause denotes a certain influx of one thing into another; or a certain giving of one thing to another. Said another way, every cause makes a likeness to itself, for what is of one thing becomes of another.

The generation of a likeness extends even beyond causality, however, for all communication consists in a communication of a likeness, and the very nature of actuality consists in communication. In lower things, one actuality is a comminication into what is potential, though there are several ascending grades of communication; and at the extreme limit of existence, pure actuality communicates itself as a plurality of persons.  

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