Philosophy Dictionary 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.
Author Item    More concepts for author
Adorno, , Th.W. Imagination   Adorno, Th.W.
Avramides, Anita Imagination   Avramides, Anita
Berkeley, , George Imagination   Berkeley, George
Brentano, Franz Imagination   Brentano, Franz
Chisholm, , Roderick Imagination   Chisholm, Roderick
Davidson, Donald Imagination   Davidson, Donald
Dummett, , Michael E. Imagination   Dummett, Michael E.
Evans, Gareth Imagination   Evans, Gareth
Flusser, , Vilém Imagination   Flusser, Vilem
Foucault, Michel Imagination   Foucault, Michel
Frege, , Gottlob Imagination   Frege, Gottlob
Frith, Chris Imagination   Frith, Chris
Goodman, , Nelson Imagination   Goodman, Nelson
Holenstein, Elmar Imagination   Holenstein, Elmar
Hume, , David Imagination   Hume, David
Kant, Immanuel Imagination   Kant, Immanuel
Kosslyn, , Stephen M. Imagination   Kosslyn, Stephen M.
Maturana, Humberto Imagination   Maturana, Humberto
McGinn, , Colin Imagination   McGinn, Colin
Mill, John Stuart Imagination   Mill, John Stuart
Nagel, , Thomas Imagination   Nagel, Thomas
Nida-Rümelin, Martine Imagination   Nida-Rümelin, Martine
Nietzsche, , Friedrich Imagination   Nietzsche, Friedrich
Papineau, David Imagination   Papineau, David
Pauen, , Michael Imagination   Pauen, Michael
Pinker, Steven Imagination   Pinker, Steven
Pomerantz, , James R. Imagination   Pomerantz, James R.
Pylyshyn, Zenon W. Imagination   Pylyshyn, Zenon W.
Quine, , W.V.O. Imagination   Quine, Willard Van Orman
Rorty, Richard Imagination   Rorty, Richard
Ryle, , Gilbert Imagination   Ryle, Gilbert
Sextus Empiricus Imagination   Sextus Empiricus
Strawson, , Peter F. Imagination   Strawson, Peter F.
Tugendhat, E. Imagination   Tugendhat, E.
Vaihinger, , Hans Imagination   Vaihinger, Hans
Williams, Bernard Imagination   Williams, Bernard
Wittgenstein, , Ludwig Imagination   Wittgenstein, Ludwig

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