Transcendental: In Kant’s philosophy, the subjective conditions for objective knowledge. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.
Transcendental deduction: Logical analysis in which the necessary presuppositions of the intelligibility of a claim or position are deduced from it as self-evident (eg., the necessary presupposition that all humanity is European in the statement “Columbus discovered America”). Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John… Read More
Transcendental God: God understood as separate from and above the world, eternal and unchanging in nature, and unaffected by human history – the standard conception of theisms across cultures. A life-coherently transcendental possibility of God – developing as the laws of the universe and the world develop but impelling more inclusive possibility beyond them – is… Read More