Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Imagination, philosophy: imaginations are mental representations of non-present situations, events, states, sensory perceptions, experiences with certain characteristics, tones, sound sequences, sounds, noises, voices, smells, heat, coldness etc. The imagination of something undefined is not possible. Understanding a sentence can create an idea of the corresponding situation or image. See also representations past, future, mental states.

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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Imagination / abstract / Berkeley: the idea of a triangle must be neither acute nor stump nor rectangular etc. - then it’s not a triangle - so there are no abstract ideas - VsBerkeley: merges the problem with the abstraction: how is it possible that a one can have a relation to a class or species? (General / Special) - there can be no similarity between giving something that is an idea and something that is no idea - a perception cannot reflect something that is external to perception.


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
G. Berkeley
I Breidert Berkeley: Wahrnnehmung und Wirklichkeit, aus Speck(Hg) Grundprobleme der gr. Philosophen, Göttingen (UTB) 1997


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-22