Ding an sich

A thing as it is in itself, not mediated through perception by the senses or conceptualization,

therefore unknowable.


The Noumena is a purveyor of the most profound questions. Longform explorations and short, oft ironic provocations are posted daily (but only noumenally).



The passionate persona of a 70 years old man in Novosibirsk, Russia, who wishes to express himself as a teenage asian to feel young again. The character Rayduck formed during his first visit to Shanghai, China, in 2009. Rayduck's posts are a reminiscence of the camaraderie between the Soviet Union and China, infused with a passion for philosophy.