Definitions for transcendencetrænˈsɛn dəns
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word transcendence
a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
transcendence, transcendency, superiority(noun)
the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
the act of surpassing usual limits
the state of being beyond the range of normal perception
the state of being free from the constraints of the material world, as in the case of a deity
alt. of Transcendency
In philosophy, the adjective transcendental and the noun transcendence convey the basic ground concept from the word's literal meaning, of climbing or going beyond, albeit with varying connotations in its different historical and cultural stages. This article covers the topic from a Western and Islamic perspective by epoch: Ancient, Medieval, and modern, primarily Continental philosophy.
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Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self's actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.
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