|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. |
Presentation/McGinn: ideas explain nothing. The idea of a specific connection in the brain cannot be used as an explanation of the operation, because this connection could also be different.
Definition Presentation/McGinn: An idea is nothing more than a set of properties that we ascribe to a thing.
Room/McGinn: it is an even more radical approach than the above conceivable: namely, that we are completely wrong with our idea of what is actually space. "Space" is for us only a label for something out there, it does not carry a substantive statement about the properties of the medium named by it. The mind does not have length and width. We only perceive the room through the senses, but that says nothing about how it really is._____________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.
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001