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  1. thing-in-itselfnoun


  2. thing-in-itselfnoun

    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, postulated by practical reason but existing in a condition which is in principle unknowable and unexperienceable.


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  1. noumenon, thing-in-itselfnoun

    the intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception


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  1. Irving Penn:

    A beautiful print is a thing in itself, not just a halfway house on the way to the page.

  2. Warburg Pincus ':

    The secular shift in the balance of power between limited partners and general partners has begun to make the industry more transparent about how firms make money, which is a good thing in itself.

  3. Roger Zelazny:

    I don't know that I ever wanted greatness, on its own. It seems rather like wanting to be an engineer, rather than wanting to design something--or wanting to be a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it's just an ego trip.

  4. Eric Butterworth:

    Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself-a force that works against man or, against God, if you will.

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