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noumenal (not comparable)
- (philosophy, especially Kantianism) Of or pertaining to the noumenon or the realm of things as they are in themselves.
- 1878, James Sully, “The Question of Visual Perception in Germany”, in Mind, volume 3, number 10, page 193:
- We may here distinguish between two kinds of reality, phenomenal or relative, and noumenal or absolute.
- 2003, Jay Garfield; Graham Priest, “Nāgārjuna and the Limits of Thought”, in Philosophy East and West, volume 53, number 1, page 3:
- When Kant says that it is impossible to know anything about, or apply any categories to, the noumenal realm, he would seem to be doing just what cannot be done.
- Antonym: phenomenal