givenness givenness  /ˈɡɪ və nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quality of being granted as a supposition; of being acknowledged or assumed

Quotes

  • As Tuan writes, "the obverse" of the new sense of personal autonomy is "isolation, loneliness, a sense of disengagement, a loss of natural vitality and of innocent pleasure in the givenness of the world, and a feeling of burden because reality has...
    on Apr 2, 2007 By: Yi-Fu Tuan Source: guardian.co.uk

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