thing in itself
For the Kantian use, see noumenon . See also being in-itself/for-itself.

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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 — 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

  • 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 (plural things in themselves) Etymology: translation of German Ding an sich Date: 1739 noumenon …   New Collegiate 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

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  • 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

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