Firstness (category)

Represented by 1. It corresponds to anything that is immediately positive in itself, without any relation or necessity of representation. They are the pure qualities (as they in themselves and not as something represented in the mind). The pure Firstness is present in all things, for it is the primitive source, necessarily incorporated in everything that either exists or is distributed. It is indefinite, fresh, original, spontaneous, free and vivid (Murphey, op. cit., p.303).