in Kantian philosophy, a thing as it is in itself, as such unable to be known through sense perception but postulated as the intelligible ground of a phenomenon
Origin of noumenonGerman from Classical Greek nooumenon, neuter of nooumenos, present participle passive voice of noein, to perceive from nous, noos, the mind
In the philosophy of Kant, an object as it is in itself independent of the mind, as opposed to a phenomenon. Also called thing-in-itself .
Origin of noumenonGerman from Greek nooumenon from neuter present passive participle of noein to perceive by thought from nous mind
- (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.
From Ancient Greek Î½Î¿Î¿ÏÎ¼ÎµÎ½Î¿Î½ (nooumenon), passive present participle of Î½Î¿ÎÏ‰ (noeÅ, “I know").