inculpability


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Noun1.inculpability - a state of innocenceinculpability - a state of innocence      
innocence - a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense; "the trial established his innocence"
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It avers, first of all, that "those who willfully try to drive God from their heart and to avoid religious questions, not following the dictate of their conscience, are not devoid of fault [culpae expertes non sunt]." (46) This is an important and necessary qualification to the council's (and my own) salvific optimism: inculpability is by no means a foregone conclusion, and must not simply be taken for granted.
Nevertheless, there is no reason to suppose that acceptance of "the Truth" (even when assisted by grace) is any less contingent upon appropriate plausibility structures than is the acceptance of mere "truths." As such, inculpability becomes far more complicated.
However, Atwood's additional casting of doubt on the a priori inculpability of women, (32) and more broadly on the notion of Canada as a "goody-goody land of idealists" ("Just Looking" 122), signals the complexity and culpability that lies beneath the surface of gender conventions and national narratives.