Definition of Ding an sich in English:

Ding an sich

noun

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

    • ‘If we pray, Jesus or Allah will take us to the Ding an sich.’
    • ‘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.’’

Origin

German.

Pronunciation

Ding an sich

/ˌdɪŋ an ˈzɪx//ˌdɪŋ an ˈzɪç/