[665] Metempirisch (»metempirical«) ist nach LEWES vom Empirischen unterschieden. Es bedeutet das außerhalb der Erfahrung Liegende, Überempirische. »Physics and Metaphysics deal with things and their relations, as these are known to us, and as they are believed to exist in our universe, Metempirics weeps out of this region in search of the otherness of things: seeking to behold things, not as they are in our universe – not as they are to us – it substitutes for the ideal constructions of science the ideal constructions of imagination« (Probl. of Life and Mind I, p. 17 f.). »Metempirical« bedeutet »whatever lies beyond the limits of possible Experience« (ib.).

Eisler, Rudolf: Wörterbuch der philosophischen Begriffe, Band 1. Berlin 1904, S. 665.