be referred, or by which they are to be explained. Transcendental has reference to those beliefs or principles which are not derived from experience, and yet are absolutely necessary to make experience possible or useful. Such, in the better sense of the term, is the transcendental philosophy, or transcendentalism. Each of these words is also used in a bad sense, empiricism applying to that one-sided view of knowledge which neglects or loses sight of the truths or principles referred to above, and trusts to experience alone; transcendentalism, to the opposite extreme, which, in its deprecation of experience, loses sight of the relations which facts and phenomena sustain to principles, and hence to a kind of philosophy, or a use of language, which is vague, obscure, fantastic, or extravagant.

(Tran`scen*den"tal), n. A transcendentalist. [Obs.]

(Tran`scen*den"tal*ism) n. [Cf. F. transcendantalisme, G. transcendentalismus.]

1. (Kantian Philos.) The transcending, or going beyond, empiricism, and ascertaining a priori the fundamental principles of human knowledge.

As Schelling and Hegel claim to have discovered the absolute identity of the objective and subjective in human knowledge, or of things and human conceptions of them, the Kantian distinction between transcendent and transcendental ideas can have no place in their philosophy; and hence, with them, transcendentalism claims to have a true knowledge of all things, material and immaterial, human and divine, so far as the mind is capable of knowing them. And in this sense the word transcendentalism is now most used. It is also sometimes used for that which is vague and illusive in philosophy.

2. Ambitious and imaginative vagueness in thought, imagery, or diction.

(Tran`scen*den"tal*ist), n. [Cf. F. transcendantaliste.] One who believes in transcendentalism.

(Tran`scen*den*tal"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being transcendental.

(Tran`scen*den"tal*ly) adv. In a transcendental manner.

(Tran*scend"ent*ly) adv. In a transcendent manner.

(Tran*scend"ent*ness), n. Same as Transcendence.

(Tran*scen"sion) n. [See Transcend.] The act of transcending, or surpassing; also, passage over. [Obs.] Chapman.

(Trans"co*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transcolated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Transcolating.] [Pref. trans- + L. colare, colatum, to filter, to strain.] To cause to pass through a sieve or colander; to strain, as through a sieve. [Obs.] Harvey.

(Trans`co*la"tion) n. Act of transcolating, or state of being transcolated. [Obs.] Bp. Stillingfleet.

(Trans*con`ti*nen"tal) a. [Pref. trans- + continental.] Extending or going across a continent; as, a transcontinental railroad or journey.

(Trans*cor"po*rate) v. i. [Pref. trans- + corporate.] To transmigrate. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Tran*scrib"bler) n. A transcriber; — used in contempt.

He [Aristotle] has suffered vastly from the transcribblers, as all authors of great brevity necessarily must.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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