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(from Lat. immanere, “to remain in”). (1) In medieval scholasticism an immanent cause is one whose effects are exclusively in the agent. (2) In I. Kant* the immanent is experiential as opposed to transcendent. (3) In contemporary metaphysics immanence means presence as opposed to absence (see also Immanence of God). (4) Ernst Julius Wilhelm Schuppe (1836–1913; Ger. philos.; b. Brieg, Silesia; educ. Breslau, Bonn, and Berlin; taught in Silesia; prof. Greifswald 1873–1910) identified consciousness, an inseparable union of “I” and its objects, with the real.

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