What is inwardness?

  • (noun): The quality or state of being inward or internal.
    Example: "The inwardness of the body's organs"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on inwardness:

Leap Of Faith - The Leap Into Sin and Into Faith
... qualified differently from all other appropriation and inwardness ... with the repulsion of the absurd, held fast in the passion of inwardness, which is the relation of inwardness intensified to its highest ...
Philosophical Fragments - Overview - The Disciple and The Disciple At Second Hand
... uncertainty and ignorance the paradox thrusts away in the inwardness of the existing person ... The more objective reliability, the less inwardness (since inwardness is subjectivity) ... reliability, the deeper is the possible inwardness ...
Leap Of Faith
... He says, "where Christianity wants to have inwardness, worldly Christendom wants outwardness, and where Christianity wants outwardness, worldly Christendom wants inwardness." But, on the other hand, he also ... the absence of the externality can mean that the inwardness itself calls inwardly to a person-alas, but it can also mean that the inwardness will fail to come." ...

More definitions of "inwardness":

  • (noun): Preoccupation with what concerns human inner nature (especially ethical or ideological values).
    Example: "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"- H.R.Finch
  • (noun): Preoccupation especially with one's attitudes and ethical or ideological values.
    Example: "The sensitiveness of James's characters, their seeming inwardness"; "Socrates' inwardness, integrity, and inquisitiveness"