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n. pl. nou·me·na (-nə)
In the philosophy of Kant, an object as it is in itself independent of the mind, as opposed to a phenomenon. Also called thing-in-itself.

[German, from Greek nooumenon, from neuter present passive participle of noein, to perceive by thought, from nous, mind.]

nou′men·al (-mə-nəl) adj.
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This is Wagner's great instantiation of Schopenhauer's world divided into noumenal reality (will) and phenomenal appearance (representation).
The ultimate stage of Hua-yen emphasizes harmonious coexistence of particularities without necessarily foregrounding their noumenal aspect.
It is not directly about the human cognitive system, neither at the phenomenal nor the noumenal level, but about an abstract functional structure that Kant refers to as the transcendental subject.
The image of Die Einsame's veil-like hair floating between the disjunct realms of the phenomenal and noumenal suggests that Mansfield's art is an illusory medium that allows her to solicit a higher Being but fails to anchor her.
The term noumenal is preferred to the term numinous, since, as Lewis-Williams commented (personal communication), the San had no sense of the holy or the sacred.
It is the view that a noumenal world--a world of hyperspace, of higher dimensions - awaits discovery by all the sciences, which it will unite and unify, awaits discovery under its first aspect of a realm Of PATTERNED RELATIONS, inconceivably manifold and yet bearing a recognizable affinity to the rich and systematic organization of LANGUAGE, including au fond mathematics and music, which are ultimately of the same kindred as language.
The social constructivists face a real threat, however, if professors of literature, philosophy, or humanities challenge their pretensions by invoking noumenal or theological truths that transcend science and defy social constructivism.
6) In the absence of God, the poet follows the opposite route, from the noumenal to matter, yet in both the means are identical.
Assuming an unbridgeable Kantian bifurcation between the noumenal and phenomenal realms, and echoing Richard Dawkins, R.
No concept is adequate to the intuitions of the imagination so no language can express "it" (that is the noumenal vastness of God).
Also, in keeping with the monograph's interest in mapping parallel ideas between the Hamlet text and Kant's intellectual development, it is interesting to note that just as the Ghost remains a moral and ontological mystery, for Kant, notwithstanding the fact that our transcendental self makes sense of our sensory experiences, its categorical mindset can not be projected into the noumenal realm: we can not assert any definite propositions about how the ideas that correlate to our immediate experience might apply to that which transcends our known experiences.
26) But there are political implications to this reciprocity that we would do well not to miss, for, indeed, the relationship between the phenomenal world of "things" and the noumenal realm of the "human mind," or between language and its speaker, is the poem's enabling dialectic as well as the source of the violence it seeks to mitigate.