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Elizabeth Povinelli, "Radical Worlds: The Anthropology of Incommensurability and Inconceivability," Annual Review of Anthropology 30 (2001):319-34.
Sheils, in their A History of Religion in Britain: Practice and Belief from Pre-Roman Times to the Present, call on Alan Gilbert to sum up the situation in the mid-1990s, which he does by declaring the inconceivability of any path to a future other than a secular one.
It is difficult, however, to resist the conjecture that the absent mother of Stegagno Picchio's genealogical metaphor might actually be Florbela, whose name remains curiously unmentioned in the essay, perhaps as a way of reinforcing the critic's belief in the inconceivability of plotting coherent narratives of literary descendancy in an historical context as disjointed, ambiguous and ironic as that represented in her expose.
Bruno's Dream comes at the tail-end of a tradition that sought to conceive the inconceivability of death, and in order to achieve a better sense of its evolution, we must return to the ideas of Christian eschatology.
Miller, "The Norms of Reason," Philosophical Review 104 (1995): 205-45, if one thinks the tie cannot hold where the most extreme standards are in place, (b) other accounts of the concept of knowledge that tie it to a certain function the concept plays, where extreme standards conflict with that function, and also (c) (very) broadly verificationist reasons having to do with the inconceivability of anyone's ever meeting the extreme standards.
223) In a globalizing and increasingly interdependent world, there is a strong argument for "an intellectual duty to proclaim the inconceivability of war.
And if he did figure it out, why might he not proceed as commanded, with faith that his silent prayer that Isaac be saved would be answered, and that his understanding, and ours, of how God's righteousness would play out in the end based on the inconceivability of any other conclusion -- recall that Jeremiah says God expects such understanding of all who believe in Him -- would prove correct?
The brothers called that separation philosophic inconceivability (46).
To Kant the inconceivability of this meant that an element of the structure of the object itself must be a product of our consciousness.
First, (post)colonial critical practices are implicated directly in an increasingly apparent inconceivability, for mainstream cultural theory, of race remaining the most devastating representational effect of the organisation of societies under capital, in the parameters of some of the world's richest colonial nation-states.
Arguments of this form seem, at first glance, to conflate inconceivability with impossibility: could not something exist even though we can not intelligibly conceive of it?