"The secret as essence has never been the predicate to knowledge; it is an essence that has never been in general a predicate. The transcendental essence of the secret prevents it from being a part of either ignorance or empirical knowledge that one might then banish to the transcendence of silence or of darkness. Rather, it is this silence or this darkness—when they are absolutely deprived of transcendence, but not of positivity. The secret contains in it no fragment of the World, of History, of Meaning, etc.: it is radically finite and for this reason inalienable."
François Laruelle, “The truth according to Hermes: Theorems on the secret and communication” in Parrhesia 9, 2010. Source.