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incommunicable

adjective be silent, confidential, immutable, inexpressible, keep quiet, keep silent, not speak, not speaking, not talking, silent, top-secret
See also: ineffable
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That the characters taken to be revealing themselves to themselves and to others can in fact reveal only the fact of having an incommunicable secret attests to a traumatic opacity, as incommensurable as it is inconsolable and as incomprehensible as it is essential, at the center of their experience, a trauma enacted in Another Country through the figure of Rufus and what I will call his scandalous place in the narration of the novel.
What is vastly less likely is Kierkegaard's view that he has to remain silent because the deed, having no universal value, violates "the ethical" and thus must remain uncompromisingly private and incommunicable.
In the following passage, the speaker also expresses a deep discomfort with such an identification with the past, yet here Finkielkraut's angry and self-condemning tone is transformed into one of guilt: "Even now, when I see someone with a number engraved on his arm, what I feel more than anything else is an almost incommunicable feeling, made up for the most part of jealousy.
Kucharski concludes that "Aquinas's metaethical principles very much account for the respect we owe to persons and for our capacity to respond to the incommunicable value of each person.
These terms refer to the distinctive, private, and apparently incommunicable quality of our internal mental life.
Frye articulates this idea in a Canadian essay, "Preface to an Uncollected Anthology" (1956), but it emerges from his work on Blake, as identifying Blake's typical structure of imagery and unlocking its internal coherence allows Frye to contest the prevailing critical conception of Blake as "a mystic enraptured with incommunicable visions, standing apart, a lonely and isolated figure" (Fearful 3)--a description that echoes Woodcock's portrait of Wilkinson.
78) Hence the content of the beatific vision is ineffable or incommunicable.
More specifically, The Acting Person is an attempt to harmonize the Boethian-Thomistic definition of man as an individual substance of a rational nature with a modern, phenomenological view of man as an incommunicable subject.
is to ask him to translate his messy, incommunicable particularity into a shared form of general access.
For Alain Badiou, the contemporary French philosopher of the radical Left, a subject is what is summoned into being by a response of persistent fidelity to an eternally enduring "truth event" which breaks disruptively, unpredictably, into the given in all of its irreducible, incommunicable singularity, beyond all law, consensus, and conventional understanding.
The modern poem changes perception into a problem, as Badiou says, lifts it into the incommunicable, the strange region of the possible real, but not without dropping sensible breadcrumbs on the way to the infinite.
That human persons have an incommunicable subjectivity is not some strange curiosity about us but rather an additional source of human dignity over and above our being rational.