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Definition of "unconditioned" []

  • Unconditional; unrestricted. (adjective)
  • Psychology Not dependent on or resulting from conditioning; unlearned or natural. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unconditioned" in a sentence
  • "In the 1787 Introduction to the first Critique Kant maintains this problem of cognitive grounding can be overcome by acknowledging that, while reason must postulate the ˜unconditioned (...) in all things in themselves for everything conditioned, so that the series of conditions should thus become complete™, by restricting knowledge to appearances, rather than allowing it to be of ˜things in themselves™, the contradiction of seeking conditions of the unconditioned can be avoided."
  • "For the mere fact that I throw away, by means of the word unconditioned, all the conditions which the understanding habitually requires in order to regard anything as necessary, is very far from making clear whether by means of the conception of the unconditionally necessary I think of something, or really of nothing at all."
  • "In the other form of exile, read, for _precisos, voluntarios_ ( "at will"), which may be translated "unconditioned" -- that is, he might choose his place of residence."