(In Kant’s philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, not mediated through perception by the senses or conceptualization, and therefore unknowable.
More example sentences
- Although Kant cannot know anything about the Ding an sich, it is crucially important for his system.
- For him the inclusion of these voices connects back to Ding an sich, to the ‘role of other artists and their work as leader voices initiating cultural canons.’
- If we pray, Jesus or Allah will take us to the Ding an sich.
mid 19th century: German, literally 'thing in itself'.
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