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

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  • 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

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  • good in itself — That which is good without being so as a means to some other good, or only dependently upon some other good. Kant held that the only thing good in itself was a good will . See also summum bonum …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Thing — may refer to:In philosophy: * An object (philosophy), being, or entity * Thing in itself (or noumenon ), the reality that underlies perceptions, a term coined by Immanuel KantIn history: * Thing (assembly), also transliterated as ting or þing , a …   Wikipedia

  • itself — it*self ([i^]t*s[e^]lf ), pron. The neuter reflexive pronoun of {It}; as, the thing is good in itself; it stands by itself. [1913 Webster] Borrowing of foreigners, in itself, makes not the kingdom rich or poor. Locke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In rem — is Latin for in a thing . In a lawsuit, an action in rem is directed towards some specific piece of property, rather than being a claim for, say, monetary compensation against a person (which is an in personam or personal action). It focuses on… …   Wikipedia

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  • in rem — /in rem/ adv or adj [Latin]: against or with respect to a thing (as a right, status, or interest in property) without reference to the persons involved when the Government is proceeding against property in rem Austin v. United States, 509 U.S.… …   Law dictionary

  • Thing (The Addams Family) — Thing T. Thing, referred to as just Thing, is a fictional hand in the The Addams Family. Thing takes the form of a disembodied hand who performs various useful functions for the family. In Spanish speaking Latin America he s called Dedos (… …   Wikipedia

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