inessentiality


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in·es·sen·tial

 (ĭn′ĭ-sĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Not essential; unessential.
2. Without essence.
n.
Something that is not essential.

in′es·sen′ti·al′i·ty (-shē-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inessentiality - not of basic importance
unimportance - the quality of not being important or worthy of note
dispensability, dispensableness - the quality possessed by something that you can get along without
essentiality, essentialness - basic importance
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Do we not see around and among us men and peoples who no longer have any essence or identity--who are delivered over, so to speak, to their inessentiality and their inactivity--and who grope everywhere, and at the cost of gross falsifications, for an inheritance and a task, an inheritance as task?
I showed how the inherently immediate and object-directed nature of our sense experience--the fact that sense consciousness is immediately absorbed in what is appearing to it, in the vivid presence of what is showing itself, rather than in the movement of its own being conscious of it--generates a commitment to the independent being and truth of this self-showing object, as well as to the inessentiality of consciousness itself for determining the truth of its object.
That both of the poems considered here are classics brings home with particular force metaphor's inessentiality (Aristotle notwithstanding) to poetic success.