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Transcendental Philosophy
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The meaning of the term “transcendental philosophy” in the 19th and 20th centuries derives from I. Kant (1724–1804; Kantianism), who in the introduction to his Critique of Pure Reason (1st ed., pp. 11–12) used “transcendental” to refer to all knowledge that is occupied not so much with objects as with the mode of our knowledge of objects, insofar as this mode is possible a priori. A system of su…

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Röd, Wolfgang, “Transcendental Philosophy”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.72>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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