Associations to the word «Transcendental»

Wiktionary

TRANSCENDENTAL, noun. (obsolete) A transcendentalist.
TRANSCENDENTAL, adjective. (philosophy) Concerned with the a priori or intuitive basis of knowledge, independent of experience.
TRANSCENDENTAL, adjective. Superior, surpassing all others.
TRANSCENDENTAL, adjective. Extraordinary.
TRANSCENDENTAL, adjective. Mystical or supernatural.
TRANSCENDENTAL, adjective. (mathematics) (number theory) Of, or relating to a number that is not the root of any polynomial that has positive degree and rational coefficients.
TRANSCENDENTAL CRITIQUE, noun. (philosophy) A criticism of a philosophy from a a religious (or transcendent) standpoint
TRANSCENDENTAL EGO, noun. (philosophy) (phenomenology) (Kantianism) The conscious self which is the unifying subject of a person's experiences and which cannot itself be experienced as an object, understood by Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) as knowable only by inference, and understood by Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) as pure consciousness.
TRANSCENDENTAL EGO, noun. Alternative form of transcendental ego
TRANSCENDENTAL EGO, noun. Alternative form of transcendental ego
TRANSCENDENTAL EGOS, noun. Plural of transcendental ego
TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTION, noun. (mathematics) a function which does not satisfy a polynomial equation whose coefficients are themselves polynomials
TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of transcendental function
TRANSCENDENTAL IDEALISM, noun. (philosophy) A school of philosophy first proposed by Immanuel Kant It deals with the ethic of reciprocity and can be juxtaposed with transcendental realism in that it views things in terms of how they appear to the actor rather than how they actually are.
TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see transcendental,‎ meditation.
TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION, noun. A form of mantra meditation introduced worldwide in 1957 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917–2008).
TRANSCENDENTAL NUMBER, noun. (mathematics) any irrational number that is not an algebraic number
TRANSCENDENTAL NUMBERS, noun. Plural of transcendental number
TRANSCENDENTAL REALISM, noun. (philosophy) A branch of philosophy which deals with the ethic of reciprocity and can be juxtaposed with transcendental idealism in that it views things in terms of how they actually are rather than how they appear to the actor.

Dictionary definition

TRANSCENDENTAL, adjective. Existing outside of or not in accordance with nature; "find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley.
TRANSCENDENTAL, adjective. Of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material.

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