indefinability


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in·de·fin·a·ble

 (ĭn′dĭ-fī′nə-bəl)
adj.
Impossible to define, describe, or analyze: indefinable yearnings.

in′de·fin′a·bil′i·ty, in′de·fin′a·ble·ness n.
in′de·fin′a·bly adv.

indefinability

(ˌɪndɪˌfaɪnəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n
the quality of being indefinable
Translations
nedefinovatelnost
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65) This suggests that the meaning of energeia cannot be defined because it is a basic principle of being, (66) and additionally, because of the indefinability of energeia, that the meaning of energeia must be approached via induction, that the demonstration begins with particular examples from everyday experience and then works out the terminus of explanation.
5) The fact, for example, that the Dominican Eckhart holds backhandedly his arm out to the Franciscan Ockham has been discussed by Leff 1967:259-260: "In both cases, the emphasis was upon God's indefinability in terms of external wisdom--ineffability for the mystic; unpredictability for the Ockhamist.
Ultimately, a problem of indefinability hangs around categories such as 'Old Masters' and 'contemporary'.
For instance, Sadra's arguments for the indefinability and immediate intuitive evidence of existence seem to follow quite naturally from Avicenna's remarks concerning our knowledge of the first intelligibles.
I really do not see how the concept of meaning can bear so much weight in Arendt's work if ineffability and indefinability are crucial.