sub specie aeternitatis

<philosophical terminology> Latin for "under the aspect of eternity"; hence, from Spinoza onwards, an honorific expression describing what is universally and eternally true, without any reference to or dependance upon the merely temporal portions of reality.

[A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names]

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