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Thing-in-itself: The concept of the "thing-in-itself," or "Ding an sich" in German, originates from the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. It refers to an object's existence and properties independent of human perception, cognition, or experience. Kant proposed that our knowledge of the world is shaped by our mental faculties and the way our minds organize sensory information. He argued that while we perceive and understand the world through our senses and mental structures, we cannot directly apprehend things as they truly are in themselves. See also reality, absoluteness, cognition, knowledge.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Friedrich Nietzsche on Thing in itself - Dictionary of Arguments

Danto III 135
Thing in itself/NietzscheVsKant/Nietzsche/Danto: the contrast between "thing by itself" and "appearance" is untenable (...) as well as the terms "subject" and "object" and ultimately also their various modifications e.g. "matter", "mind" and other hypothetical beings, "eternity and unchangeability of matter" etc. We are rid of materiality.(1)
>Things in themselves/Kant
, >Matter, >Mind, >Spirit, >Subject/Nietzsche, >Object, >Subject/Object problem.

1.F. Nietzsche Nachlass, Berlin, 1999, S. 540f.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Nie I
Friedrich Nietzsche
Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe Berlin 2009

Nie V
F. Nietzsche
Beyond Good and Evil 2014

Danto I
A. C. Danto
Connections to the World - The Basic Concepts of Philosophy, New York 1989
German Edition:
Wege zur Welt München 1999

Danto III
Arthur C. Danto
Nietzsche as Philosopher: An Original Study, New York 1965
German Edition:
Nietzsche als Philosoph München 1998

Danto VII
A. C. Danto
The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art (Columbia Classics in Philosophy) New York 2005

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