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Synonyms for inwardness

preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values

the quality or state of being inward or internal

preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values)

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The second section of the book seeks to develop a theory of inwardness.
Because a previous study(Hampton & Xiao, 2009) indicted that three cultural values 1)cultivation of good virtues (benevolence, humanity, and a sense of justice), 2) social traditionalism, and 3) cultural inwardness were related to attitudes of Chinese university students toward people with intellectual disabilities, these values were included in the current study as part of the independent variables.
Critical language about Hamlet's inwardness often gestures unwittingly to the play's enmeshment in leprous themes: Stephen Greenblatt, for example, claims that "corrosive inwardness is the hallmark" of Hamlet, whose hero suffers from a "contagious, almost universal self-estrangement.
Ferreira proposes that in the Postscript Socratic subjectivity, inwardness, ethical striving, can be taken up into faith without a 'reductive mediation', just as elements of the aesthetic are taken up into the ethical in Kierkegaard's treatment of the stages of life in Either/Or and other earlier pseudonymous works.
ABSENCE OF MIND: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self by Marilynne Robinson.
Inwardness, in turn, became a distinctive note of Bildung, "a belief that spiritual emancipation through education in the humanities" is the "path to (inner) freedom.
Forged in the crucible of a rural, segregated African-American community in Florida, and nourished by closeness to the Divine Presence, the spirituality of Howard Thurman (1899-1981) is governed by a deep, abiding inwardness, a solitary relation with God, which nourishes responsiveness to other people.
Fleming's ambitious critique of esoteric inwardness, secrecy, and individualism--set forth in the volume's introduction, "Against Secrecy," and then sharpened in the concluding chapter, "Secrecy Again?
Because of this inwardness, the differing methodological approaches among disciplines, and the reward systems within disciplines and universities, it is difficult for faculty to reach outside their disciplines and departments, so as to share knowledge and/or mine knowledge at the intersections of disciplines.
How can he say, across the board, that men don't like "poetics, more prayerfulness and inwardness of Judaism (whatever diat means
Our determination to defend our sense of political, social and cultural identity risked appearing to others as an inwardness and a willingness always to blame others, rather than take responsibility for our own affairs, and our own future.
Meredith Anne Skura, Tudor Autobiography: Listening for Inwardness, University of Chicago Press, 2008, pp.
But he proceeds to denigrate the achievement because it doesn't square with the details of Wyatt's biography, because "it is important to understand how much of the self is left out of this self-presentation, how tightly the nexus of power, sexuality, and inwardness has been reined in.
In his chapter on Das Buch der Lieder, Phelan shows how Heine's early poetry repeatedly invokes the Romantic discourse of inwardness, only to reveal it to be "a saleable commodity" (63).
Francis Barker, Katharine Eisaman Maus, and others have argued for the complex interrelationships between theatricality and different ideologies of inwardness and privacy in the period, and this particular play by Chapman pursues similar questions in relation to the particularly troubling subject of a widowed woman's sexual value and meaning.