unknowableness love

Definitions

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  • n. Quality or state of not being knowable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or state of being unknowable.

Etymologies

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unknowable +‎ -ness

Examples

  • In brief, "unknowableness" is not a property or quality by which a thing may be apprehended; it is a name for complete mental vacuity.

    Theism or Atheism The Great Alternative

  • It was Modigliani who saved me from the dark unknowableness.

    WHAT WE REMEMBER MAY NOT REMEMBER US

  • She wrote about these figures, and their stunted vestigial relationships, on and off for a decade, as if fascinated by dislocation, and the unknowableness of some men.

    The New York Stories of Elizabeth Hardwick

  • I think even Hobbes, though in some ways a crude materialist, saw beyond the limited and anthropomorphized conceptions of God that were all around him to the vastness of the mystery, the sheer unknowableness, of the godhead.

    Mind The Gap

  • A very obvious criticism of number one is in affirming a consciousness of an "Unknowable," its quality of unknowableness is annihilated.

    Theism or Atheism The Great Alternative

  • Philosophical agnosticism, which is derived ultimately from Kant's doctrine of the unknowableness of noumenal reality (Ding an sich), rejects metaphysics on tbe ground that while the immaterial does, indeed, exist, it is unknown and must remain unknowable to the speculative reason.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Accordingly the Hebrew selections consist of little more than a string of quotations on the transcendence and unknowableness of God, on the meaning of philosophy, on the position of man in the universe, on motion, on nature and on intellect.

    A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy

  • It is only a relative unknowableness which he predicates.

    An Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant

  • Nothing can be nearer non-existence than eternal unknowableness and unchangeableness.

    The Note-Books of Samuel Butler

  • It has also been shown that Sir W. Hamilton's arguments for the unknowableness of the Unconditioned do not prove that we cannot know an object which is absolute or infinite in some specific attribute, but only that we cannot know an abstraction called 'The

    The Philosophy of the Conditioned

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