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partial

adj. not complete or entire. (See: partial breach, partial disability, partial disability)

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Only these encounters with the spin-free immanent frame that is modernity iteslf can enable us to recognize the partialness of our own and others' appropriation of the truth, effectively to help end the reign of the relativistic, exclusively humanist spin, and to transcend whatever in modernity that holds us back from union with the truth, with God.
There man learns not merely that he is limited by man, cast upon his own finitude, partialness, need of completion, but his own relation to truth is heightened by the other's different relation to the same truth--different in accordance with his individuation, and destined to take seed and grow differently.
Being aware of the partialness of a human view, relativism "accepts completion and correction and even conflict from and with others who stand in the same relation to the Absolute." (19) In this light, it is understandable that Niebuhr is very critical of those who claim wholeness or absoluteness of a particular belief while being judgmental towards other beliefs.
And there are yet other pages on the poet's "identity," which is held to lie in "process, search and movement amongst numerous figures." The lyricism Maulpoix has in mind, then, is always a "critical lyricism"; if it takes care of a speaking of (the) language (of the world), it does so with that finest of equilibriums balancing passion and question, consent and contestation (as Bonnefoy would say), affirmation and a "limping" partialness.

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