Definition of Noumenon

1. Noun. The intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception.

Exact synonyms: Thing-in-itself
Generic synonyms: Cognitive Content, Content, Mental Object



Definition of Noumenon

1. n. The of itself unknown and unknowable rational object, or thing in itself, which is distinguished from the phenomenon through which it is apprehended by the senses, and by which it is interpreted and understood; -- so used in the philosophy of Kant and his followers.

Definition of Noumenon

1. Noun. (philosophy) In the philosophy of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) and those whom he influenced, a thing as it is independent of any conceptualization or perception by the human mind; a thing-in-itself, postulated by practical reason but existing in a condition which is in principle unknowable and unexperienceable. ¹

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Definition of Noumenon

1. an object of intellectual intuition [n -MENA] : NOUMENAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Noumenon

1. The of itself unknown and unknowable rational object, or thing in itself, which is distinguished from the phenomenon through which it is apprehended by the senses, and by which it is interpreted and understood; so used in the philosophy of Kant and his followers. Origin: NL. Fr. Gr. The thing perceived, p. Pr. Pass. Of to perceive, the mind. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Noumenon

nought withstanding
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Literary usage of Noumenon

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1. What is Reality?: An Inquiry as to the Reasonableness of Natural Religion by Francis Howe Johnson (1891)
"A similar view of the case as related to the words noumenon and ... The noumenon embraces in this way the qualities yet to be discovered as well as those ..."

2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"noumenon, il, 16-18. Oberes Erkenn taise vermögen, 5. Phenomena, п. Philosophie in general, 4. Praktische Philosophie, 4. Produktive Einbildungskraft, 10. ..."

3. Scientific Theism by Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1885)
"... has given us in fact a universe which is pure noumenon, and nothing else ; for, if a causa sui is not a pure noumenon, nay, a very noumenon ..."

4. The World-energy and Its Self-conservation by William McKendree Bryant (1890)
"PHENOMENON AND noumenon.—THE ATOM AS FIGURED IN IMAGINATION. TT is now to be further noted that, as implied in our -*- investigation of particles in their ..."

5. Creation Or Evolution?: A Philosophical Inquiry by George Ticknor Curtis (1887)
"But noumenon, according to its derivation (for it is coined as the ... So that the derivation of noumenon does not help us to understand the Kantian or ..."

6. Christian Philosophy, God: Being a Contribution to a Philosophy of Theism by John Thomas Driscoll (1900)
"He draws a distinction between phenomenon and noumenon. ... Religion is concerned only with the noumenon; its teachings become objects of faith, ..."

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