nescience


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nescience

noun blindness, darkness, greenness, ignorance, ignoration, incognizance, inexperience, lack of awareness, lack of knowledge, lack of learning, naivete, rawness, unawareness, uncomprehension, unenlightenment, uninformedness, unintelligence, unlearnedness
See also: ignorance
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But both thinkers affirmed that nescience can be "a more perfect attribute" in a consciousness than knowing.
Now and then an opponent well and truly exposed Russell's nescience.
1993b, 60) Liberal ideologues, in the nescience of their rationalist conceit, suppose that they can answer the question posed by the greatest twentieth-century Tory poet: what are days for?
Their diversity of approaches, and the cited nescience constraining early attempts to solve the underlying conundrums, helps make clear the three basic challenges for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers alike:
Is not the nescience in another dimension, beyond that kind of determinate knowing?
To a degree unprecedented in human history, the 16th and 17th centuries featured such episodes of so-called science displayed in its true colors as nescience.
For example, Livingstone would admire a tribe because it was ignorant of money and gold--surely a Utopian nescience,--but wish to "improve" the economy so that such knowledge would become inevitable.
This passage closely resembles Morris' postlude to his narrative, in which historical nescience is likewise, but more generally, expressed:
But how the Modernists make the transition from Agnosticism, which is a state of pure nescience, to scientific and historic Athiesm, which is a doctrine of positive denial; and consequently, by what legitimate process of reasoning, starting from ignorance as to whether God has in fact intervened in the history of the human race or not, they proceed, in their explanation of this history, to ignore God altogether, as if He really had not intervened, let him answer who can.
Nescience, say th'fiery scent I owe whets crookeder.
Such prose cannot issue from a consciousness rendered apoplectic by ideological fixations, by nescience posing as virtue, or by the terror of collegiate disapproval.
My nescience extends into neuroscience, jai alai, the novels of Anna Quindlen and William F.