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Silvia Jonas
Polonsky Academy Fellow, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Silvia Jonas is a Polonsky Academy Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and a visiting researcher and lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her latest book is Ineffability and its Metaphysics: The Unspeakable in Art, Religion, and Philosophy (2016). 

Written by Silvia Jonas

Essay/
Metaphysics
Unspeakable things

Life’s most meaningful experiences can leave us tongue-tied. What can be said, let alone understood, about the unsayable?

Silvia Jonas