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emanate from (someone or something)

To come or radiate from a particular source. A: "Who's playing such loud music at this time of night?" B: "It seems to be emanating from a house across the street."
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emanate from someone or something

to arise from or come out of someone or something. A strange smell emanated from the basement. Some kind of eerie light emanated from the eyes of the statue.
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At the very end of Being and Nothingness, Sartre still claims: "the original and radical relationship of creation is an emanative relationship.
As a clear trace of the old Greek heritage in this novel role of logos can be viewed the so-called logos-theology from the first centuries AD, which proposed to explicate, drawing on Neoplatonic models, the job of Christ as God's Word by fashioning him into a kind of secondary divine product of the emanative chain (Young 2006:453-456).
O'Brien's account is generally more plausible than that of Jean-Marc Narbonne, Plotinus in Dialogue with the Gnostics (Leiden: Brill, 2011), 11-53 and 88-95 who suggests that matter is a "by-product" or "collateral damage" of the emanative system, which exists prior to the emanation of soul.
Christianity's subsequent aim of subduing the almost compulsory demand in Neoplatonism to treat the One unexceptionally in terms of absolute aloneness and not-being--which, accordingly, conferred all the emanative being a state of gradual inferiority--, became for at least Western Christianity the touchstone for probing and elaborating its dogmatic self-consistency.
To give one example of the complexity of the issue: Narbonne argues that the generation of matter is a "reversal of the emanative order in Plotinus's system," because matter is prior to the sensible forms (what soul produces to cover it) in the order of emanation but posterior to them in ontological worth.
I have shown elsewhere that this emanative causal relationship between entity and its attribute is not one of necessitation.
Its role is central in Miskawayh's philosophical explanation which incorporates two motifs: the first motif of his theory is inherited from Aristotelian psychology, while the second motif is adopted from the neo-Platonic emanative scheme.