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Thing-in-itself   /θɪŋ-ɪn-ɪtsˈɛlf/   Listen
Thing-in-itself

noun
1.
The intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception.  Synonym: noumenon.






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"Thing-in-itself" Quotes from Famous Books



... the terms themselves may exist independently. And if, beside relations of term to term, experience also presents to us independent terms, the living genera being something quite different from systems of laws, one half, at least, of our knowledge bears on the "thing-in-itself," the very reality. This knowledge may be very difficult, just because it no longer builds up its own object and is obliged, on the contrary, to submit to it; but, however little it cuts into its object, it ...
— Creative Evolution • Henri Bergson



Words linked to "Thing-in-itself" :   content, mental object, cognitive content, noumenon



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