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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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La distinction symbolique/imaginaire commence a s'entrevoir seulement dans la modernite, quand la force de la transcendance entre en declin.
Certes, en la comparant a l'autre histoire, celle qui depend du combat de la transcendance, elle pourrait paraitre axee sur des criteres plus techniques ou esthetiques que politiques.
Avec le code immanent/transcendant, la constitution du sens prend alors, paradoxalement, la forme d'une operation immanente de << re-entry >> qui est menee a partir de la transcendance, alors meme que la transcendance est censee designer ce qui echappe a toute operation et a toute distinction (p.
La difference reside dans la source du sens, soit radicalement transcendante (Dieu) ou issue d'une transcendance plus immanente (le Soi, la << Vie >> ou << l'Univers >>, souvent une combinaison mal articulee des trois).
Les membres de la congregation envisagent de multiples interpretations hermeneutiques afin de relier la transcendance, leur interiorite et le monde partage avec les autres.
Ellenberger undertook his enterprise as a "geologist of memory" well-equipped, utilizing up-to-date and first-class philosophical literature: the young Jean-Paul Sartre's works on imagination and the imaginaire, as well as Sartre's critique of the Ego contained in the pivotal essay (crucial for all of twentieth century French culture), La Transcendance de l'ego; Pierre Janet's vast body of reflections on the "soft" states of consciousness; and last but not least, Henri Bergson's Matiere et Memoire (Freud's works, known to Ellenberger, remains more in the background).
The first, "Le Defi de la transcendance," features caricature's portrayal of musical celebrities, tracing, for example, reactions to Wagner, Berlioz, the tenor Rubini, the singer Adelina Patti and the conductor Lamoureux.
L'enjeu n'est pas tant d'abolir cet acte de transcendance, mais plutot d'eviter qu'il serve a etablir une discrimination permanente.
19) "Every word is a road to transcendance" ("Chaque mot est un chemin de transcendance," Qu'est-ce que la litterature?
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Les principes d'immanence et d'autonomie remplacent ceux de transcendance et d'heteronomie (CHABOT, 1986).