transcendental love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Concerned with the a priori or intuitive basis of knowledge as independent of experience.
  • adjective Asserting a fundamental irrationality or supernatural element in experience.
  • adjective Surpassing all others; superior.
  • adjective Beyond common thought or experience; mystical or supernatural.
  • adjective Mathematics Of or relating to a real or complex number that is not the root of any polynomial that has positive degree and rational coefficients.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as transcendent, 1.
  • In philosophy: In Aristotelian philosophy, extending beyond the bounds of a single category.
  • In Cartesian philosophy, predicable both of body and of spirit.
  • Pertaining to the existence in experience of a priori elements; a priori. This is chiefly a Kantian term, but was also used by Dugald Stewart. See Kantianism, category, a priori.
  • In Schellingistic philosophy, explaining matter and all that is objective as a product of subjective mind.
  • Abstrusely speculative; beyond the reach of ordinary, every-day, or common thought and experience; hence, vague; obscure; fantastic; extravagant.
  • Not capable of being produced by the algebraical operations of addition, multiplication, involution, and their inverse operations. The commonest transcendental functions are e, log x, sin x, etc.
  • Knowledge a priori.
  • The value of a transcendental function.
  • A first principle.
  • noun A transcendent conception, such as thing, something, one, true. good.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Supereminent; surpassing others.
  • adjective (Philos.) In the Kantian system, of or pertaining to that which can be determined a priori in regard to the fundamental principles of all human knowledge. What is transcendental, therefore, transcends empiricism; but is does not transcend all human knowledge, or become transcendent. It simply signifies the a priori or necessary conditions of experience which, though affording the conditions of experience, transcend the sphere of that contingent knowledge which is acquired by experience.
  • adjective Vaguely and ambitiously extravagant in speculation, imagery, or diction.
  • adjective (Math.) a curve in which one ordinate is a transcendental function of the other.
  • adjective (Math.) an equation into which a transcendental function of one of the unknown or variable quantities enters.
  • adjective (Math.) See under Function.
  • noun obsolete A transcendentalist.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A transcendentalist.
  • adjective philosophy Concerned with the a priori or intuitive basis of knowledge, independent of experience.
  • adjective Superior, surpassing all others.
  • adjective Extraordinary.
  • adjective Mystical or supernatural.
  • adjective mathematics, number theory Of, or relating to a number that is not the root of any polynomial that has positive degree and rational coefficients.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
  • adjective of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • "I apply the term transcendental to all knowledge which is not so much occupied with objects as with the mode of our cognition of these objects, so far as this mode of cognition is possible a priori."

    The Works of Frederich Schiller

  • "I apply the term transcendental to all knowledge which is not so much occupied with objects as with the mode of our cognition of these objects, so far as this mode of cognition is possible a priori."

    Aesthetical Essays of Frederich Schiller

  • I apply the term transcendental to all knowledge which is not so much occupied with objects as with the mode of our cognition of these objects, so far as this mode of cognition is possible a priori.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

  • What struck me in his words was that what he defined as "transcendental and important" was not only the time he spent with his family and friends.

    Antonio Lucio: "Cuando un amigo se va" (When A Friend Leaves)

  • What struck me in his words was that what he defined as "transcendental and important" was not only the time he spent with his family and friends.

    Antonio Lucio: "Cuando un amigo se va" (When A Friend Leaves)

  • What struck me in his words was that what he defined as "transcendental and important" was not only the time he spent with his family and friends.

    Antonio Lucio: "Cuando un amigo se va" (When A Friend Leaves)

  • What struck me in his words was that what he defined as "transcendental and important" was not only the time he spent with his family and friends.

    Antonio Lucio: "Cuando un amigo se va" (When A Friend Leaves)

  • Several hundred people completed the combined inventory, and when we reanalyzed the results, we found that a distinct and meaningful new time perspective, which we called the transcendental future, had emerged.

    The Time Paradox

  • Several hundred people completed the combined inventory, and when we reanalyzed the results, we found that a distinct and meaningful new time perspective, which we called the transcendental future, had emerged.

    The Time Paradox

  • Several hundred people completed the combined inventory, and when we reanalyzed the results, we found that a distinct and meaningful new time perspective, which we called the transcendental future, had emerged.

    The Time Paradox

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • You'll want order, sequence, categories. I sympathise. But the trinity of fuckkilleat collapses distinctions, swipes aside the apparatus separating this from that and introduces with the transcendental equivalent of a Gallic shrug - a completely new experience. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 18, 2012