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imponderable

adjective immaterial, immateriate, impalpable, imponderous, impossible to calculate, impossiile to measure, impossible to weigh, incalculable, incaaable of being evaluated, incomputable, inestimable, subtile, unsubstantial, unweighable, vague
See also: intangible
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Repertoires concerning ancient meanings of risk-as-danger as well as the more traditional risk-as-probability have come to incorporate, more recently, a vocabulary related also to risk-as-adventure, where imponderability and individualization join hands.
Precautionary principle: "Decisions which may lead to irreversible change should be approached with extreme caution and from a strongly risk-averse position, because of imponderability of the consequences of such decisions.
However, while in Measure for Measure Claudio is subjectively terrified by the imponderability of the death that seems to await him, Hamlet centres on a revenant from the grave, one who details the circumstances of his dying with all the external objectivity of a witness.
His indexing of every picture of Left Garrett or Shaun Cassidy presents the sign (if not the actuality) of the fan's all-encompassing obsessive collecting, the dandy's highly edited arrangement Shearer's blatant wish, in fact, may be to circulate the imponderability of Cassidy, Garrett, and Kiss as embodiments of nonbeing resistant to theorizing, to cherry-bomb and "sabotage" the idea of culture as necessarily redemptive and therapeutic, instead of an entity that eternally dismembers and consumes.
Unfortunately, this also seems to result in a feverish and endlessly shifting attempt to specify a relationship always already doomed to imponderability by a woefully under-theorized argument.