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.

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 / Hume: principle: each originates from a corresponding impression.
I 69
Imagination / representation / Hume: the idea does not represent, it is a rule, a scheme, a design rule.
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I 96
Imagination / Hume: If we apply the corrective rules, we get a contradiction between the principles of the imagination and those of reason - this is where the imagination opposes for the first time as a world principle to correction - because the fiction has become a principle, it can not be corrected by the reflection - the is delirious mind.
I 104
Imagination / Hume: not ability or organizing principle - instead: totality, inventory.
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Vaihinger 152 ff
Ideas / Hume: one-sided negatively: imagination = fictions - ideas / Kant: have cognitive value, because only from these subjective ideas results the objective world for us.
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McGinn II 58
Identity/Hume: absolutely logical: according to that (=imagination) we can have no good idea about the identity of material objects over time, nor about the self or causal necessity.

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.
D. Hume
I Gilles Delueze David Hume, Frankfurt 1997 (Frankreich 1953,1988)
II Norbert Hoerster Hume: Existenz und Eigenschaften Gottes aus Speck(Hg) Grundprobleme der großen Philosophen der Neuzeit I Göttingen, 1997
C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001

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