I've assumed he privileges literature, and that his affection for it over philosophy is self-perpetuating , but where does it originate?
These getting-with-the-times projects tend to span across enough years to make themselves self-perpetuating .
Needless to say, these grant writers are most often paid with grant money, bringing the system ever closer to becoming a self-perpetuating circularity.
Once those enormous sums of money are in circulation, businesses and therefore employment become self-perpetuating .
Government agencies, even those purportedly dedicated to making money, are inherently inefficient and self-perpetuating .
Since the show attracts entries that mimic previous winners, the contest reconstitutes itself each year in the same self-perpetuating form.
It's a self-perpetuating ritual without a cause.
After a while, the whole process operates as though on auto-pilot, self-serving and self-perpetuating .
The whole process has become self-perpetuating .
Meanwhile at the top, those wonderful universities that pay such fantastic salaries to their academics, are producing a new class of rich who are becoming self-perpetuating .