In philosophy, the adjective transcendental and the noun transcendence convey the basic ground concept from the word's literal meaning (from Latin), of climbing or going beyond, albeit with varying connotations in its different historical and cultural stages. This article covers the topic from a Western and Islamic perspective by epoch: Ancient, Medieval, and modern, primarily Continental philosophy.
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... In everyday language, "transcendence means "going beyond", and "self-transcendence means going beyond a prior form or state of oneself ... Mystical experience is thought of as a particularly advanced state of self-transcendence in which the sense of a separate self is abandoned ... "Self-transcendence is believed to be psychometrically measurable, and (at least partially) inherited, and has been incorporated as a personality dimension in the Temperament and Character Inventory ...