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transcendent

1. 
a. (in the philosophy of Kant) beyond or before experience; a priori
b. (of a concept) falling outside a given set of categories
c. beyond consciousness or direct apprehension
2. Theol (of God) having continuous existence outside the created world
3. free from the limitations inherent in matter
4. Philosophy a transcendent thing
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Deception gives way to truth, anguish to remembrance, agitation to repose, hatred to love, humiliation to humility, mediated desire to autonomy, deviated transcendency to vertical [Divine] transcendency" (Girard 294), has such occurred in Will's heart?
In this linguistically ambiguous declaration there are hints of a deviated transcendency, a subject (St.
Jane's prior exodus from Thornfield serves as the catalyst for the development of her own ability to repudiate the human mediator and "deviated transcendency," in relation to St.
As long as Jane, as "angel," is only the metaphysical object of his desire and a means to replace Bertha, Jane is trapped in his "deviated transcendency.
Espousing an intellectual stance that might be termed "pragmatic transcendency," one night remain undefiled even while functioning entirely within the temporal world of politics.
Wang Kangju exalts the pragmatic transcendency of "reclusion within the court," but one can only agree with the critic Qian Zhongshu [UNKNOWN TEXT OMITTED] when, in only a sentence or two, he artfully exposes this type of stance as no more than seeking the best of two incompatible worlds.
Many of his works use human and animal imagery to create moments of breathtaking lightness and transcendency and provide other instances of profound gravity and intensity.
Keown is right to reject this thesis, and I shall take it as given that the transcendency thesis, at least as Keown presents it, is indefensible.
This surfeit of information is the manifestation of a search for stability in an unstable world that has largely turned its back on the wager of transcendency, of an objective meaning, and in so doing has undermined the very object (pun intended) of its quest and longing.
freedom consists in transcendency from the temporal order" (K.
He wanted to embody its transcendency and share it with those he felt worthy of that aspiration.