unexperienceable

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ experienceable

Adjective[edit]

unexperienceable (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly philosophy) Incapable of being experienced.
    • 1912, W. P. Montague, "The New Realism and the Old," The Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Methods, vol. 9, no. 2 (Jan. 18) , p. 45:
      It is at the cost of making the absolute unknowable, of reducing it to the status of the unexperienceable external world of the dualistic realist.
    • 2000, Kevin Schilbrack, "Metaphysics in Dōgen," Philosophy East and West, vol. 50, no. 1 (Jan), p. 53 n61:
      It is beyond logic, an inconceivable but not unexperienceable unity of opposites.

References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.