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Noun1.Mediateness - the quality of being mediatemediateness - the quality of being mediate  
indirectness - having the characteristic of lacking a true course toward a goal
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The establishment of this mediateness results in a mode of personal particularity which does not stand in a brute opposition to the infinity of universal personality, but manifests itself as a standpoint in which this universal is reflected in itself, in an inwardness thanks to which the moral personality has itself as its "object" (14).
Kierkegaard could never hold in his name that "the form most adequate for stating a religious position is that of irony (mediateness)" (127).
Moreover, as we have seen, the virtuality of his vision, its mediateness by contrast with the immediacy of Dante's, places the whole of Merrill's narrative world between ontological brackets, subjects it to a kind of blanket de-realization, an all-over, wall-to-wall 'weakening'.