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Antonym for Phenomenon?

  1. Oct 4, 2004 #1
    Is it 'noumenon'?

    Is my understanding correct?

    Please feel free to delete this thread after it has been answered (if you feel it serves little purpose) :smile: .
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  3. Oct 4, 2004 #2


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    I've only seen the word used in relation to Kant. Perhaps he made it up?

    Here is the dictionary.com definition

    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.
  4. Oct 4, 2004 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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  5. Oct 4, 2004 #4
    Sounds like Sartre there.
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