Definition of Ding an sich in English:

Ding an sich


  • (in Kant's philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, not mediated through perception by the senses or conceptualization, and therefore unknowable.

    ‘Although Kant cannot know anything about the Ding an sich, it is crucially important for his system.’
    • ‘For him the inclusion of these voices connects back to Ding an sich, to the ‘role of other artists and their work as leader voices initiating cultural canons.’’
    • ‘If we pray, Jesus or Allah will take us to the Ding an sich.’


Ding an sich

/ˌdiNG än ˈzik/ /ˌdɪŋ ɑn ˈzɪk/