isness

noun
is·​ness | \ ˈiznə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of isness

1a : the fact that a thing is at the very outset there is no isness to lifeYale Review
b : the quality or state of elemental or factual existence
2 : the state of things as they are the economics of the soldier who accepts a rough equation between isness and oughtness— H. J. Laski contrasted with oughtness

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“Isness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isness. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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