from The Century Dictionary.
- Supersensible; supersensual.
- Extremely sensuous; more than sensuous.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Supersensible.
- adjective Excessively sensuous.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Beyond the range of what is
perceptibleby the senses; not belonging to the experienceablephysical world.
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Of course, in asserting the importance of these "supersensuous" values the religionist does not mean that they are beyond the reach of human appraisal or unrelated by their nature to the rest of our understanding.
Beyond the shadow of any doubt he is convinced that the universe was made for him, and that it is his destiny to live for ever in the immaterial and supersensuous realms he and his kind have builded of the stuff of semblance and deception.
Of the major part of our lives, — of all our subjective experiences, our religious and esthetic emotions, in fact, the whole world of the ideal and the supersensuous, — nothing can be known or explained in terms of exact science or mathematics.
But this transcendent conception, being essentially of something beyond, without and above ourselves can only be "realized" through the feeling and the imagination, whose province it is to deal with the supersensuous values, with the fringes of understanding, with the farthest bounds of knowledge.
It dogmatically ignores supersensuous values; hence it has rationalized preaching hence it has made provincial its intellectual approach and treatment, narrowed and made mechanical its content.
Sunlight has always for me a supersensuous beauty, while the colour and perfume of flowers move me as sound vibrations move the musician.
But if it means an exclusion of the supersensuous sources of knowledge or the denial of the existence of absolute values as the source of our relative and subjective understanding, then it strikes at the heart of religion.
It likewise proposes to rationalize those supersensuous needs and convictions which lie in the imaginative, the intuitive ranges of experience.
By the intuitive he does not mean the uncritical nor by the supersensuous the supernatural in the old and discredited sense of an arbitrary and miraculous revelation.
They had rejected not only mediaeval ecclesiasticism but also that view of the world founded on supersensuous values, whose persistent intimations had produced the speculative and scholastic theologies.