Phenomenon

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  • ESPAS Phenomenon
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  • This vocabulary describes the underlying phenomenon for which the observation provides an estimate of its value
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Abstract from DBPedia
    A phenomenon (Greek: , phainomenon, from the verb phainein, to show, shine, appear, to be manifest or manifest itself, plural phenomena) is any thing which manifests itself. Phenomena are often, but not always, understood as "things that appear" or "experiences" for a sentient being, or in principle may be so. The term came into its modern philosophical usage through Immanuel Kant, who contrasted it with the noumenon. In contrast to a phenomenon, a noumenon is not directly accessible to observation. Kant was heavily influenced by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in this part of his philosophy, in which phenomenon and noumenon serve as interrelated technical terms.

    現象(げんしょう 希: φαινόμενoν- phainomenon, pl.希: φαινόμενα- phainomena)とは、次のようにいくつかの意味で用いられている。 * 人間の知覚できる、すべてのものごと。人間界や自然界に、形として現れるもの。 * (人にとって)見えるもの、つまり(外面的な)<<現れ>>のこと。出来事を、それが存在するかどうか、本当かどうか、といった、その見える<<現れ>>の背後にあるものは問題にせずに、その観察された<<現れ>>として扱うとき、それを「現象」と呼ぶ。対義語は本質。

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