transcendental

<epistemology> relating to the grounds of possible experience. E.g. Kant thought that most of our pure rational knowledge is synthetic or a priori, or transcendental. Thus Kant believed that geometry expresses the pure form of our intuitive faculty for experienceing things visually as in space: this faculty sets the rules for what can be

 a possible {experience} of vision.

[A Philosophical Glossary]

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