ding an sich


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Ding an sich

(dɪŋ æn sɪk; German dɪŋ an zɪç)
n
(Philosophy) philosophy the thing in itself

ding an sich

(ˈdɪŋ ɑn ˈzɪx)

n., pl. ding•e an sich (ˈdɪŋ ə ɑn ˈzɪx)
German.
thing-in-itself.
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For Brown, the "thing" does not so much rename Kant's Ding an sich as assert a new function for it as a component of relational being; for what we call a "thing," according to him, is really a set of orientations, alignments, and interactions that constitute the temporality of the object.
In the same spirit, real or supposed opponents of Enlightenment beliefs are depicted in a more positive light, as are Franz Anton Mesmer by Sloterdijk and by Alissa Walser in Am Anfang war die Nacht Musik (2010), the fictitious depth psychologist La Sceve in Michel Jouvet's Le Chateau des songes (1992), Hamann in Klaas Huizing's Das Ding an sich (1998), and Sade (if only to a limited extent) in Stephane Audeguy's Fils unique (2006) and Michael Schneider's Der Traum der Vernunft (2001).
Inwood 1999: 130) By allotting art the status of a Ding in the acceptation above, Heidegger came close to Plotinus's high esteem for art: an artistic masterpiece is nothing else but a Ding that was transferred into this world by the artist of genius, through his transcendental-portals-opening genius, directly from the Ding an Sich.
The translation in English of Kant's Ding an sich poses both linguistic and philosophical problems, linguistic in that the 'an sich has no direct equivalent in idiomatic English and so requires a shift in its semantic directionality from Kant's a-perspectival 'at itself towards the 'in itself,' threatening some form of essentialism.
As Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) put it, we can never get beyond our perception of the phenomena to the Ding an sich, the thing in itself.
This resulted in the excommunication of the Ding an sich (thing in itself) from human experience, and simultaneously, in the reconceptualisation of both the subject and the object as products of the imagination (what the subject can imagine the object to be).
Schon ehe Nietzsche in den 80er Jahren zum Propheten des heraufziehenden Nihilismus als der Entwertung aller bisherigen Werte wurde und der sinnentleerten Welt einen neuen Sinn mittels der Verkundigung der ewigen Wiederkehr und des Ubermenschen zu geben, und schliesslich den Versuch unternahm, samtliche Prozesse der unbelebten und belebten Natur aus dem Willen zur Macht abzuleiten, hatte er die Brucken zur uberkommenen Metaphysik abgebrochen und den fur Kants und Schopenhauers Erkenntnistheorie fundamentalen Unterschied zwischen Erscheinung und Ding an sich durch die Streichung des zweiten bestritten.
There is a notorious problem with Schopenhauer's identification of the Kantian thing-in-itself with Will: How can one truly predicate something of the Ding an sich given adherence to Kantian strictures on knowledge?
Brecht's play itself remains aloof and elusive, untouched by recent scholarship, a Ding an sich.
Anti-realists prepared to do without any Ding an sich will be similarly unmoved.
There was nothing perfunctory about the 'Legacy' aspect of the exhibition either, but it could not hope to compare with the Ding an sich.
For Kant, Das Ding an sich was more like the crusaders' holy Grail.