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anstoss

[German ahn-shtaws] /German ˈɑn ʃtɔs/
noun, plural anstösse
[German ahn-shtœ-suh] /German ˈɑn ʃtœ sə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in the philosophy of Fichte) any of the six successive steps by which the absolute ego attains self-knowledge.
Origin of anstoss
From the German word Anstoss impetus, collision
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