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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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A way for them to deal with these ambiguous sorts of knowledge is to move away from attempts to get a total view via Wikipedia's digital archives and to adopt social nescience as a counterbalance to technological cognizance.
But both thinkers affirmed that nescience can be "a more perfect attribute" in a consciousness than knowing.
Nescience is a lack of knowledge about the unknown--a situation in which people are not aware of the knowledge they lack.
24) "In morality as in everything else, the Rationalist aims to begin by getting rid of inherited nescience and then to fill the blank nothingness of an open mind with the items of certain knowledge which he abstracts from his personal experience, and which he believes to be approved by the common 'reason' of mankind"; see Oakeshott, Rationalism in Politics, p.
Given the Marxist impetus of the story, and given the focus on the protagonists' nescience of the forces working on them, it is plausible that the tale suggests the need for a firmer knowledge, and therefore a more stable knowing self, although I suspect Johnson would not use the term "fixed essence" to describe that self.
The plays did speak nicely to each other across genres and across a variety of dispositions from the juvenile nescience (rather than innocence) of As You Like It to the knowing cynicism of Troilus.
The bombastic "armchair" theory makers, who are blinded by their own entrepreneurship nescience, will be safely ensconced in their sandboxes.
For Du Bois the color line remained and the Veil hung grimly in place, perpetuating the distortions and nescience underpinning racial oppression.
Le chapitre 3 est consacre a Saiikara, chez qui des traces de ce qui devait devenir le DS sont reperables, surtout si l'on tient compte de ce que Saiikara, lorsqu'il traite de la notion de la nescience (avidya), de la question de Yekajiva et de celle des degres de realite, n'obeit pas a un seul modele mais a en vuc differents modeles selon les contextes: les lineaments de ce qui sera plus tard connu comme le DS sont reperables dans BSuBh (2.
The latter provisions are meant to protect the athletes from using prohibited substances as well as to forestall the athlete's defence of nescience.
In the context of Indian thought, as the author points out, freedom is understood as being free from suffering (duhkha) which is due to avidya, nescience, and insight-knowledge (jnana) is regarded as both a means of attaining freedom / liberation and as itself being freedom (NCP, p.
Nescience erases it, the cactus, not the drama, like a curtain, and one sees the brain swinging above the snow as containing only the hot vegetable pad lost in a white gloom.