Definition of Unknowable

October 7, 2014
This issue is now obsolete.  For latest reference please see: Universe and Awareness and subsequent issues linked to it.
This issue simply established that we shall never be able to know this Universe in an absolute sense. The two links provided here are better explained by Chapter 3 of the book The Tao of Physics. We shall never fully know what is there through logical associations.


No matter how much you know, there is always something unknown beyond it. And that is wonderful because that makes one strive farther to achieve a deeper understanding. Understanding, in my view, is bottomless.

It is this condition of never being able to know something in an absolute sense, which I like to refer to as Unknowable. Here are some definitions of unknowable on Internet: unknowable.

Some supporting references are:

Uncertainty principle
Gödel’s incompleteness theorems


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  • elizabeth hamre  On June 25, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    You have my total agreement on this. have a lovely day. elizabeth

  • thetanforever  On July 7, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    Very nice. I wondered what you mean by “unknowable”. It is more clear now.

  • vinaire  On July 8, 2011 at 8:05 AM

    I am glad it is more clear. It is another way of saying that absolutes are unattainable.


  • vinaire  On May 24, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Unknowable may be looked upon as the ultimate ground state in a Quantum Mechanical sense.

    Even consciousness would then be an excited state.


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