snippets of table talk stir literary and political discourse in concrete ways we can track and, in some sense, re-experience.
What is ineffable to religion because it speaks in myths is fully effable
to philosophy, which articulates in concepts what religion seeks to express.
There is perhaps a useful continuity here with the reformist Bale's creation of the character of Vindicta Dei in Three Laws: one of the ways in which he responds to the challenge of presenting an effable
God is to dramatize instead one aspect of divine operation.
As David Bellos remarks, "everything is effable
," and the untranslatable does not exist in a literal sense.
Especially the tension between the effable
and the ineffable--"das Sagbare und das Unsagbare"--plays a central role in the works of both Frisch and Bachmann and is grounded for both in a similar kind of postmodern language skepticism and Bildniskritik, one which Bachmann, as Wohrle argues, deconstructs much more effectively than does Frisch, thus reconfirming the accepted view that Bachmann is the far more complex of the two authors.
What seems absolute and comprehensible and perfectly effable
will suddenly become muddled and dumb once I begin interfering.
Daniel Bronson says: "If we work upon marble it will perish; if we work on brass, time will effable
it; if we rear temples, they will crumble; but if we work upon immortal minds and imbue them with principles with just, fear of God and love of our fellow men we engrave on these tablets something that will brighten to all eternity.
There is no vision, effable
or ineffable, of the realm of the forms in the manner of the journey of the souls of the Phaedrus: there is a simple, rational explanation that does the same job and fulfils the same function.
Harquail and King write that a member's experience of an organization has many features and forms that are ascertained through the member's embodied capacities, embodied experience has been relevant to how individuals understand their organizations, whereas psychodynamic processes and individuals' experience of them engage our effable
and ineffable embodied modalities.
Unless the court can find an effable
essence, its judgments tend to be ad hoc and unpredictable, qualities which in the school finance case will evoke nothing but criticism of the court and evasion by the legislatures.
Baldwin's use of the word "tradition" in "Many Thousands Gone" was heavily invested in the identitarian connotations that the word accrued in the nine-teenth century When he lamented Richard Wright's inability, "to make this tradition articulate" he implied that tradition derives from the individual's ability to express a collective experience already grounded in the individual's psychology This is why Baldwin described an effable
tradition as a "sensibility," an "experience" of the ancestral past integrated into the interior lives of individuals more seamlessly ("tough[er]" and more "profound") than they were integrated in Wright's novel.
Absent an analogy, it can only be that divine knowledge, Christ's ineffable knowledge, Christ's effable
and supernatural knowledge, and Christ's effable
and natural knowledge will merge into one big hazy fog.