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Transcendence

 

a philosophical term that designates—in contrast to immanence—what is beyond the world of phenomena and is inaccessible to theoretical cognition. The term was used in this sense by I. Kant in the works of his critical period (see Soch., vol. 3, Moscow, 1964, p. 338). Kant distinguishes—although not always consistently—the transcendent from the transcendental. God, the soul, and immortality are regarded by Kant as transcendent; in his view, while transcendent objects lie beyond the bounds of theoretical cognition, they can be apprehended by faith, supported by the postulates of practical reason. The concept of transcendence has no place in Marxist philosophy.

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En effet, comme l'explique Conklin, bien plus que par une autorite decoulant de l'auteur des lois comme auteur-ite' (6) d'un roi, c'est par sa transcendance et son inaccessibilite que l'origine << legitimante >> maintient sa force contraignante.
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Although effective and responsible comparative studies are hardly predicated on the identification of parallels to all exafnined features in all corpora investigated, further consideration of the transcendance of signs in the Mesopotamian world would establish a parallel to the godhead who is the foundation and source of Israelite prophecy considered to be secret knowledge.
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If Ozu can imbue a film with transcendance by holding a shot of a vase in the corner of a dark room while the soft murmur of a father's snoring continues on the sound track (Late Spring [1949]), Naruse will use a cutaway to an inanimate object for a completely different purpose.