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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Of or relating to an object that is conceived by reason and consequently thinkable but is not knowable by the senses.

Usage examples (36)
  • There is nothing we can say about a "noumenal" world -- a world as it really is beyond the categories of empirical experience.
  • He argued that humans only experience the 'phenomena' our senses provide, and therefore we cannot know the 'real' or "noumenal" world.
  • Reality is a broader term, although it seems that the reality to which Tillich or Kaufman points is not necessarily "noumenal" in a Kantian sense.
  • Gould: the noumenal and the phenomenal are separate. for more
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