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  • adj. Not discursive.


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non- +‎ discursive


  • Mindfulness is simply a state of open, nonjudgmental, and nondiscursive attention to the contents of consciousness, whether pleasant or unpleasant.

    Sam Harris: How to Meditate

  • Here, I would argue, is where, instead of throwing up our hands at the ultimate unknowability of the past (or, alternatively, making unknowability the subject of our work), we need to look beyond language for other, nondiscursive forms through which we might apprehend the past as our subjects know itand then apply the insights we gain there to a more carefully grounded reconsideration of what language does enable or encourage people to say.

    Where Women Make History: Gendered Tellings of Community and Change in Magude, Mozambique

  • Wahl owes much to Dilthey's approach to metaphysics and also to Bergson's belief that every philosophy results from a more fundamental, nondiscursive “intui - tion.”



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