unknowingness


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unknowingness

(ʌnˈnəʊɪŋnəs)
n
a state of not knowing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unknowingness - ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs)
ignorance - the lack of knowledge or education
2.unknowingness - unconsciousness resulting from lack of knowledge or attentionunknowingness - unconsciousness resulting from lack of knowledge or attention
forgetfulness - unawareness caused by neglectful or heedless failure to remember; "his forgetfulness increased as he grew older"
unselfconsciousness - the quality of being not self-conscious; unawareness of yourself or of others' views of yourself; "he had the unselfconsciousness of a child"
unconsciousness - a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment
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But despite the inherent unknowingness of death, you still choose to create meaning.
In the Victorian collocation "specimen poem," the lexicon of scientific surety subtly signals unknowingness: an uncertainty about what these poems (whose authors in many cases remain unidentified) mean in themselves and about what the literatures they represent mean, could mean, or should mean for the English literary tradition.
As Judith Butler indeed argues, "the disorientation of grief [...] posits the 'I' in the mode of unknowingness" (30).
It also conveys a sort of unknowingness of and indescribability about what lies beyond our world.
So I think he's tried to make it more clear without losing the vast unknowingness of some things.
Quantum indeterminacy is not a form of unknowingness, nor even a kind of formlessness; rather, it is a dynamism that entails its own undoings from within.
When you truly love yourself, you will see the Good and the Love in everyone, even in those who do not seem to know how to love-you shall see beyond their blindness, their ignorance, their unknowingness.
It's refreshing to see a call for unknowingness and apprehension at the center of reading.
In short, early reviews of The Zero tended to overemphasize the allegory of a traumatized collective identity, of the dislocation experienced by the nation as a whole due to 9/11, and they have been more reluctant to explore the wider implications of the main character's unknowingness, his framing as a hero and his use of violence, issues that resonate deeply with America's investment in the notions of innocence, amnesia and the newfound "enduring" vulnerability, in then-president Bush's phrasing.
This has the advantage of placing the Gallipoli campaign in a wider context, and highlighting the importance of the Sinai-Palestine operations, which 'have receded to a point of unknowingness' among Australians while Gallipoli 'dominates and distorts everything else'.
Isn't it better to humbly retreat to the cave of complete unknowingness? Perhaps intellectual masochism?