An idea is a name or mental impression. Ideas are often construed as representational images; i.e. , images of some object. In other contexts, ideas are taken to be concepts, although abstract concepts do not necessarily appear as images. Many philosophers consider ideas to be a fundamental ontological category of being. The capacity to create and understand the meaning of ideas is considered to be an essential and defining feature of human beings.
by Travis Brandon | Sep 7, 2018 | Uncategorized