Definition of pre-critical in English:

pre-critical

adjective

  • Previous to the critical treatment of a subject; prior to critical analysis, or the development of a critical faculty, method, etc.; (Philosophy) prior to the development of Kant's critical philosophy in his Kritik der reinen Vernunft (Critique of Pure Reason) (1781).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Mind. From pre- + critical. With specifically use in philosophy compare German vorkritisch.

Pronunciation

pre-critical

/priːˈkrɪtɪkl/