thing-in-itself
noun (plural things-in-themselves) Etymology: translation of German Ding an sich Date: 1739 noumenon

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  • thing-in-itself — thing′ in itself′ n. pl. things′ in themselves′ pho (in Kantian philosophy) reality as it is apart from experience Compare noumenon • Etymology: 1650–60; trans. of G Ding an sich …   From formal English to slang

  • thing-in-itself — [thiŋ′in it self′] n. [transl. of Ger Ding an sich] NOUMENON …   English World dictionary

  • thing-in-itself — noun the intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception • Syn: ↑noumenon • Hypernyms: ↑content, ↑cognitive content, ↑mental object * * * | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • thing-in-itself — /thing in it self /, n., pl. things in themselves /thingz in dheuhm selvz /. Kantianism. reality as it is apart from experience; what remains to be postulated after space, time, and all the categories of the understanding are assigned to… …   Universalium

  • thing in itself — For the Kantian use, see noumenon . See also being in itself/for itself …   Philosophy dictionary

  • thing-in-itself — /ˌθɪŋ ɪn ɪtˈsɛlf/ (say .thing in it self) noun (in Kantian philosophy) reality as it is apart from experience; what remains to be postulated after space, time, and all the categories of the understanding are assigned to consciousness. See… …   Australian English dictionary

  • thing-in-itself — noun In the philosophy of (1724 1804) and those whom he influenced, a thing as it is independent of any conceptualization or perception by the human mind, postulated by practical reason but existing in a condition which is in principle unknowable …   Wiktionary

  • in itself — Intrinsically, apart from relations • • • Main Entry: ↑in in itself By its own nature • • • Main Entry: ↑its * * * in itself/of itself/ phrase used for emphasizing that what y …   Useful english dictionary

  • in\ itself — See: end in itself •• standing or taken alone or separately; viewed or considered by itself as a thing isolated or apart from other things …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in itself — standing or taken alone or separately; viewed or considered by itself as a thing isolated or apart from other things …   Idioms and examples

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