1. the intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception
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How To Use thing-in-itself In A Sentence

  • If ‘the world’ is something beyond all description, an ineffable thing-in-itself, no real answer to the question has been given.
  • This problem is concerned with a subtlest notion relevant to both of mind and thing-in-itself, namely, the notion of order, which is closely related to the notion of "meaning".
  • As Heidegger points out, the unknowability that informs this sense of inadequacy is only tenable if the existence of the Idea is not distinguished from our experience of nature: to say that the thing-in-itself is not knowable if it is an object is not to say that it is an object. Indifferent Freedom
  • thing-in-itself"; not knowing what these words mean, you are ignorant and recreant to the truth; _knowing_ what they mean, you tug no more at the veil. The Journal of Arthur Stirling : the Valley of the Shadow
  • The object the drive excessively fixates upon, meanwhile, is in no sense an ersatz or secondary substitute for an impossible, unattainable object; for the drive, there is no ‘thing-in-itself’.
  • And it's worth it, when you're at the cash register, to throw a thing-in-itself down on the conveyor belt behind a bleached blonde with a cartful of “natural” foods. What Do You Mean, You Don't Sell Pigs Feet?
  • Will is, according to him, the fundamental reality of the world, the thing-in-itself; and its objectivation is what is presented in phenomena. Religion
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