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[ahn-shou-oo ng, -uh ng]
noun Philosophy.
  1. direct or immediate intuition or perception of sense data with little or no rational interpretation.
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Origin of Anschauung

1855–60; < German: view, equivalent to anschau(en) to view (an- on, at + schauen to look) + -ung -ing1
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  • Intuition (Anschauung) as used by Kant, is external or internal.

    The Aesthetical Essays

    Friedrich Schiller

  • Fichte's word is Anschauung, for which the English language possesses no exact equivalent.

    Religion and Science

    John Charlton Hardwick

  • The psychological distinction between the three forms is that sensuous perception (Anschauung) 3.

Word Origin and History for anschauung



"sense-perception," c.1856, from German Anschauung "mode of view," literally "looking at," from anschauen "to look at," from Middle High German aneschouwen (related to show (v.)). A term in Kantian philosophy.

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