n.1.The form of Neo-Kantianism developed by French idealists, following C. Renouvier. It rejects the noumena of Kant, restricting knowledge to phenomena as constituted by a priori categories.
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In 1903, Charles Renouvier wrote Le Personalisme to rename a doctrine he had previously called neocriticism.
Modeled on Kant's critical philosophy, Renouvier adopted a neocriticism that avoided both idealism and empiricism while eschewing the assumption of "things-in-themselves.