incommunicability


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in·com·mu·ni·ca·ble

 (ĭn′kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to be transmitted; not communicable: an incommunicable disease.
2. Incommunicative: an executive who was maddeningly incommunicable.

in′com·mu′ni·ca·bil′i·ty n.
in′com·mu′ni·ca·bly adv.
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This is, of course, a result of incommunicability reading all the way down, since to be a person in what we might call the normative sense is not only to be a unified whole but to be meaningfully connected to all parts of oneself.
With subjectivity presenting the danger of incommunicability, objectivity becomes oriented around communicability.
1) Nevertheless, there are at least several distinguishing features of any genuinely personalist philosophy: a belief in the unbridgeable divide between persons and nonpersons, and in the inalienable dignity of the former; an emphasis on a person's incommunicability or uniqueness; a defense of the "personalist norm," which states that persons ought to be affirmed for their own sake (or ought never to be treated merely as means to an end); and, finally, the rejection of any political system that subordinates a person to the social whole or, conversely, that marginalizes a person's obligations toward the common good.
Resisting the comfortable illusion that there still is a way back; that memory can be restored and relived as present, or that the future can ever present something other than memory, Lidia responds to emotionally void desire with the burden of everyday banalities by physically resigning herself to a state of utter loss and insuperable incommunicability.
Time on My Hands pits the visible apathy of the adults and the invisible anger of the boys against each other, producing a generational clash fought by means of violent actions and puzzled reactions, as incommunicability rules and splits.
Thanks to the imagination, thus, and to an artist's talent, the barrier of incommunicability between the interior and the exterior can be disrupted.
In "The Minister's Black Veil" Hawthorne presents with peculiar force and explicitness one of his most characteristic preoccupations, namely, "the secret solitude and incommunicability of selfhood" (Miller 59).
But this is not to trade one source of incommunicability (Kierkegaard's intense subjectivity of the God relationship and the abstractness of speaking) for another in a linguistic relativism in which meaning is in flux and translation always insufficient.
Differently put, old polarities and the problem of incommunicability keep on emerging in transgeneric works--"The lives of animals" and its development in the possibly more controversial "Elizabeth Costello"--where, I would contend, Coetzee sets out to mimic postmodern playfulness and textual deconstruction with a view to diverting or even poking fun at the critic's hermeneutic predicaments.
One must keep in mind that incommunicability does not mean absence of dialogue; talking all night long can be meaningless when there is no initial intention to understand.
And this where the underlying theme of the work comes into play: an investigation of the extremely subtle boundaries between information and control, between dialogue and incommunicability, between identity and anonymity--factors that are an integral part of the world of then Internet.
The activity of the mind fails before the incommunicability of man's suffering.