Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Pinker, Stephen
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Imagination I 356
Mental picture/Pinker: two-and-a-half dimensional sketch in long-term memory - for computer theory easy- an equilateral triangle stands on a circle: here no points are shown, but relations are expressed.
I 360
Example: one is richer than another, but poorer than a third: is often treated as mental picture. - But conceptual representation is structured quite differently. - E.g. grin without a cat is conceptually possible but not like mental picture.
I 367
Images can neither serve as terms nor as a word meaning in our inner dictionary. - PinkerVsTradition: mental picture is not mixed or without contours.
I 370
Thoughts are never ambiguous, images are.

Pi I
St. Pinker
Wie das Denken im Kopf entsteht M√ľnchen 1998

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-27