. David Hume on Imagination - 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.

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David Hume on Imagination - Dictionary of Arguments

I 19
Imagination/Hume: principle: each imagination originates from a corresponding impression.
I 69
Imagination/representation/Hume: the idea does not represent, it is a rule, a scheme, a design rule.
>Sensory impression
, >Principles/Hume, >Representation, >Fiction.
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 cannot be corrected by the reflection. the is delirious mind.
I 104
Imagination/Hume: imagination is not an ability or organizing principle. Instead: it is a totality, inventory.
Vaihinger 152 ff
Ideas/Hume: one-sided negatively: imagination corresponds to fictions.
>Ideas/Hume, >Fictions/Hume.
Ideas/Kant: ideas have cognitive value, because only from these subjective ideas results the objective world for us.
>Ideas Kant.
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. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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
McGinn I
Colin McGinn
Problems in Philosophy. The Limits of Inquiry, Cambridge/MA 1993
German Edition:
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

McGinn II
C. McGinn
The Mysteriouy Flame. Conscious Minds in a Material World, New York 1999
German Edition:
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001

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