givenness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From given +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

givenness (countable and uncountable, plural givennesses)

  1. The fact of being given or posited in an argument, hypothesis etc.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 803:
      Kant argued like Descartes from the existence of individual consciousness rather than from the givenness of a God found in revelation.