Definition of Nescience

1. Noun. Ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs).

Exact synonyms: Ignorantness, Unknowing, Unknowingness
Generic synonyms: Ignorance
Derivative terms: Ignorant, Nescient, Unknowing, Unknowing

Definition of Nescience

1. n. Want of knowledge; ignorance; agnosticism.

Definition of Nescience

1. Noun. The absence of knowledge; ignorance, especially of orthodox beliefs. ¹

2. Noun. (philosophy) The doctrine that nothing is actually knowable. ¹

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Definition of Nescience

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nescience

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nervus transversus colli
nervus trigeminus
nervus trochlearis
nervus tympanicus
nervus ulnaris
nervus utricularis
nervus utriculoampullaris
nervus vagus
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nervus vertebralis
nervus vestibularis
nervus vestibulocochlearis
nervus zygomaticus
nescience (current term)
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Literary usage of Nescience

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Three Lectures on the Vedan̂ta Philosophy by Friedrich Max Müller, Royal Institution of Great Britain (1894)
"Is nescience proved by Veda or by perception, &c., or is it assumed to ... For, if by any of these nescience were clearly proved, controversy would be at an ..."

2. The Intuitions of the Mind Inductively Investigated by James McCosh (1882)
"In the reaction against the high ideal or a priori philosophy of t ho past age, we run a considerable risk of sinking into a systematic nescience, ..."

3. Theosophy, Or, Psychological Religion: The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before by Friedrich Max Müller (1893)
"nescience or Avidya the Cause of Phenomenal Semblance. There are others again, he continues, some of our own friends (possibly the followers of ..."

4. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1894)
"THE ESSAY AS IN DAVID HUME: PHILOSOPHICAL nescience. The spiritual philosophy of Berkeley in Ireland was thus a development in one direction of elements ..."

5. Orthodoxy: Its Truths and Errors by James Freeman Clarke (1918)
"On the Defence of nescience in Theology, by Herbert Spencer and Henry L. Mansel.—Mr. Herbert Spencer, in his book called " First Principles," lays down the ..."

6. Agnosticism by Robert Flint (1903)
"u^*« nescience. The relation is not unfrequently one of identity with what is called the doctrine of nescience, the designation often meaning merely the ..."

7. First and Fundamental Truths: Being a Treatise on Metaphysics by James McCosh (1889)
"THE nescience THEORY. — MR. HERBERT SPENCER. IN the reaction against the high ideal or a priori philosophy of the past age, we run a considerable risk of ..."

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