(in Kant's philosophy) a thing as it is in itself, not mediated through perception by the senses or conceptualization, and therefore unknowable.
- ‘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.’’
- ‘Although Kant cannot know anything about the Ding an sich, it is crucially important for his system.’
- ‘If we pray, Jesus or Allah will take us to the Ding an sich.’
Mid 19th century: German, literally thing in itself.