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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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.
These led her to underscore the absolute nescience Jesus experienced on the cross and at his death, but she interpreted this nescience positively, seeing it in the light of his absolute obedience.
image schemas, and close analysis of a necessarily limited number of lyric poems to document Hardy's inward journey into solitariness, moving towards an embrace of nescience (the condition of not knowing) and affirming his monist perspective on the universe's organization.
Nescience is a lack of knowledge about the unknown--a situation in which people are not aware of the knowledge they lack.
Over the years, Nicholas Kristof has written several New York Times op-eds that have demonstrated an appalling nescience regarding their subject matter.
This nescience combined with a lack of agenda makes Sergey the perfect guide through history.
In particular, there existed a collective nescience concerning the growing ideological links between the most militant jihadist grouping in Southeast Asia, Jemaah Islamiah (JI), and the globalizing network of networks of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda.
II preferera a l'achevement de l'adulte l'inachevement, la plasticite, la "nescience" de l'enfance, "[l'a]ge des questions: 'Pourquoi y a-t-il tant de jours.
(5) It would be my prayer that in the ongoing debate about episcope and episcopacy which needs to take place, one side may hear the desire for proper reverence of God and respect for God's sovereign freedom, while the other side may address valuable 20th-century work on the logic of creation and incarnation for what they disclose about where God wills to be (and here I would add to Love's Endeavour, Love's Expense Karl Rahner's ground-breaking work on the nescience of Jesus in Dogmatic Reflections on the Knowledge and Self Consciousness of Christ).
"The Spanish Novel from Perez Galdos to Marias: Tradition and Nescience, Rupture and Europeanization." South Central Review.
(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.