neo-Kantianism

noun

¦nē(ˌ)ō+
variants or Neo-Kantianism
: a philosophical movement opposing mid-19th century materialism and idealism, developing from Kant's epistemology, considering the thing-in-itself as a borderline concept and emphasizing normative considerations in ethics and jurisprudence

Word History

Etymology

ne- + kantianism; probably translation of German neukantianismus

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“Neo-Kantianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neo-Kantianism. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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