Anschauung

Anschauung

[ahn-shou-oong, -uhng]
noun Philosophy.
direct or immediate intuition or perception of sense data with little or no rational interpretation.

Origin:
1855–60; < German: view, equivalent to anschau(en) to view (an- on, at + schauen to look) + -ung -ing1

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Anschauung
"sense-perception," c.1856, from Ger., "mode of view," lit. "looking at," from anschauen "to look at," from M.H.G. aneschouwen (related to show (v.)). A term in Kantian philosophy.
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