Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being knowable.
- n. The state or quality of being knowable.
- knowable + -ness (Wiktionary)
“The problem of God's knowableness raises four more or less distinct questions: existence, nature, possibility of knowledge, possibility of definition.”
“So far as, in reasoning upon these facts, we are led beyond them to the concept of an Absolute, some remnant of the knowableness which facts present must be found in that whichis the ultimate explanation of the facts.”
“Thus he starts with the question of the knowableness of God, and decides that, while the human mind can know that He is, no created mind can comprehend what He is.”
“The knowableness of these dogmas by unaided reason does not constitute an objection, for they are simultaneously natural and revealed truths.”
“The very negation of their knowableness shows that the mind has some knowledge of that which it attempts to deny.”
“Nor can Traditionalism and Ontologism be reconciled with the dogma of the natural knowableness of God.”
“Likewise, to assume with Descartes an inborn idea of God (idea Dei innata) is out of the question; consequently, the knowableness of God by mere reason, means in the last analysis that His existence can be demonstrated, as the anti-Modernist oath prescribed by Pius X expressly affirms.”
“Just as the knowableness of truth is the fundamental presupposition of every investigator, so also are its final attainment and possession his goal.”
“He maintains as a law manifested by history that every science passes through three successive stages, the theological, the metaphysical, and the positive; that the positive stage, which rejects the validity of metaphysical speculation, the existence of final causes, and the knowableness of the absolute, and confines itself to the study of experimental facts and their relations, represents the perfection of human knowledge.”
“This fundamental idea is the source of all the conclusions drawn by Origen as to the essence, attributes, and knowableness of God.”
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