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Part of speech: noun

Origin: German, 19th century


(Philosophy, Kantianism) Sense-perception.

Examples of Anschauung in a sentence

"Being raised off-grid without electricity or running water gave Jodi an excellent Anschauung, or intuition related her senses."

"While kindergarten lessons seem simple, they’re often designed to help children develop their Anschauung, or skills related to the five senses."

About Anschauung

“Anschauung” is taken directly from German.

Did you Know?

In German, “Anschauung” is associated with a person’s perspective, point of view, or opinion in general. However, in the field of philosophy, where it has been used and defined by a variety of major thinkers such as Hegel, Kant, and Schopenhauer, “Anschauung” (still capitalized as a German noun) refers to something closer to a blend of sensory observation and intuition, meaning the way the mind can recognize an object before it has any opportunity to interpret or assign it meaning. The idea of sense perception has extended to mean any sort of knowledge gained from the use of the five senses: sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste.

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