Leong Hoe Nam: No idea.
An idea born in revolution and renewed through two centuries of challenge.
The factitious idea of Pegasus is an example of a non-primary idea.
(There's no evidence for this idea.
Maybe every crazy idea is the best idea.
The other one—the big idea—covers all the stuff that is left out by the special idea.
When taking this idea materially, the idea is understood as an operation of the mind.
It can’t be that beliefs have some additional idea—the idea of belief, perhaps—that conceptions lack.
The word “Thing”, which conveys the idea of a Thing, without any idea of an Adjunct, represents any single Thing.
In Hume’s terminology, a dispositional idea of beauty would be the idea of a complex relation of cause and effect.
When using “idea” to refer the object exhibited directly to the mind, “idea” is expressing what he calls the objective sense.
The idea of the postmodern has been powerful in the United States exactly because the idea of the modern was so powerful; where Europe has struggled with…
We have seen that his late doctrine of the efficacious idea involved the position that we have pure intellectual perceptions produced by God’s intellectual idea of extension.
We can have an idea that there is a cause of these effects, but not an idea of what the cause is, or what it is that makes that idea and idea of God as opposed to something else.
In the Meditations, Descartes also argues that because we are finite, we cannot generate an idea of infinity, yet we have an idea of an infinite God, and thus God must exist to cause us to have that idea.
If it is an idea, then we should raise a series of epistemological questions, e.g., are we justified in employing this idea as we do, and metaphysical questions, e.g., is there anything real corresponding to the idea, or is it a fiction?
By discussing only the idea ("Idea X is bad, because of reason Y"), and never putting the person down ("You are stupid for having Idea X"), you can create an environment that has people intensely debating and rigorously scrutinizing ideas.
But take the case of the other, who recognises the existence of absolute beauty and is able to distinguish the idea from the objects which participate in the idea, neither putting the objects in the place of the idea nor the idea in the place of the objects—is he a dreamer, or is he awake?
Following the discussion of “originally automatic” motion is this theorem: “If any sensation A, idea B, or motion C, be associated … with any other sensation D, idea E, or muscular motion F, it will, at last, excite d, the simple idea belonging to sensation D, the very idea E, or the very muscular motion F” (OM 1, prop. 20).
- the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
Example: it was not a good idea
- your intention; what you intend to do
- a personal view
Example: he has an idea that we don't like him
- an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
- (music) melodic subject of a musical composition
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Following the discussion of originally automatic motion is this theorem If any sensation A idea B or motion C be associated … with any other sensation D idea E or muscular motion F it will at last excite d the simple idea belonging to sensation D the very idea E or the very muscular motion F OM 1 prop 20