Transcendent, Transcendental. These words, quite different in meaning
with Kant, differed as used by the schoolmen no otherwise than as
substantive and adjective, transcendental meaning of or belonging to a
transcendent. The six transcendents were realities above, transcending
the predicaments. They were denoted by the letters R E U B A V—res, ens, unum, bonum, aliquid, verum.
In the Kantian philosophy transcendent
means what is beyond the bounds of human cognition and thought;
transcendents are therefore set aside by him as
unattainable. Transcendental is his title for those forms
of thought which are not given by experience, but necessary to
that, and to all mental operation upon that.