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[German ahn-shtaws]
noun, plural an·stös·se [German ahn-shtœ-suh] /German ˈɑn ʃtœ sə/.
  1. (in the philosophy of Fichte) any of the six successive steps by which the absolute ego attains self-knowledge.
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Origin of anstoss

From the German word Anstoss impetus, collision
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  • Now, this op-positing of the Anstoss is the necessary condition of the practical ego, of the will.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3