a.1.Incapable of being mastered or subdued.
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Byrne & Callaghan, 2014; Cilliers, 1998; Miller & Page, 2007; Mason, 2008; Osberg & Biesta, 2010), scientific knowledge is represented, not as discrete bits of knowledge to be mastered in sequence, but as a highly complex, always-changing system of inter-connected elements that are fundamentally unmasterable (Capra, 2002; Capra & Luisi, 2014).
MAIER, The UNMASTERABLE PAST: History, Holocaust, and German National Identity (rev.
In the present study, I have paid specific attention to the seductive power of the enigmatic message, which is for Laplanche the unconscious and unmasterable source of erotic, "driven" life.
The Beckettian il y a appears, then, to be the most radical form of unmasterable alterity.
Every sign bears traces of an unmasterable underworld.
Since genius is partly defined as that which is unknowable and unmasterable, the project of revealing Picasso's mystery must fail or it risks upsetting one of the most potent and pervasive mythologies within Western art.
Gonsalves rightly suggests, "Artaud's epistemic indebtedness and epistemological disorientation situates his writing practice beyond the properly textual in an unmasterable social, cultural, and geopolitical field of forces" (1035).
Having just been confronted with a vision of unreadable and unmasterable otherness in vast space, Santiago interprets his own self as losing control of a rebellious body.
As Curry explains, Zwicky's thought and practice is ecological not because of its subject-matter, but rather "[b]ecause it is fully relational and therefore reflexive, it is negotiable but unmasterable.
Then again, if Churchill's creature represents a defiant challenge to the symbolic ordering and containment accompanying regulative power, the play also thematizes how ideological subjugation may itself hinge upon the unsymbolizable, the unmasterable.
This divides Bennett from her Johns Hopkins colleague Hent de Vries, who proposes a recalcitrant absolute beyond human knowledge (p3) and even from Theodor Adorno, whose Negative Dialectics does bow before the unmasterable reality beyond concepts, but who is 'quick --too quick from the point of view of the vital materialist--to remind the reader that objects are always "entwined" with human subjectivity' (p16).
The magic circle, in order to be effective, needs at least to emulate a sense of danger to draw the player into the fantasy that they are mastering an unmasterable situation.