Our typical mental image of a director is still an older white bloke.
I look the other way, trying my best not to conjure up a mental image.
What Morris saw was a mental image, which his brain had for some reason constructed.
Self-ascriptions that prompt self-shaping: I declare that I have a mental image of a pink elephant.
I think that this mental image, more than any quarrel with the Church, underlay Bruno’s philosophy.
“I started to get a mental image of this community, people leaving and coming back, doing a circuit.
The common mental image of a volcano is that of a steep symmetrical cone sweeping upward in a concave curve to a sharp summit peak.
He began to exit, but a last full-throated hurrah from the crowd caused Woods to turn back briefly — as if he wanted to save a mental image of the scene.
LEAVE aside Gabriel García Márquez, and no writer has done more to shape the mental image that both locals and outsiders have of Latin America than Eduardo Galeano.
For many people, the very concept of an operatic soprano will forever be linked to the mental image of a fierce, full-figured female wearing a feathered helmet and brandishing a spear.
Aristotle, who defined the voice as “the sound produced by a creature possessing a soul”, explicitly ruled out coughing as voice because a cough does not call up a “mental image” – that is, words.
René Descartes (Meditations on First Philosophy) and David Hume (Treatise of Human Nature) both thought that to imagine just is to hold a mental image, or an impression of perception, in one’s mind.
By contrast, some have held that, for example, our awareness that there is a table in the room is indirect in that it is mediated by a sensation state (mental image, sense-datum) which represents the table.
And fair enough; what mental image of Sichuanese food is more often conjured up than mountainous heaps of blood-red peppers, glorious waves of capsaicin-induced head sweats, and a conspicuous indifference to décor?
On its flat screen, half a dozen uniformed guards were tossing shop sandwiches (cellophane-wrapped) into a caged enclosure, and those within seemed to snap at them—and it was impossible to evade the mental image of feeding time at the zoo.
Aristotelian philosophy of mind offers two analyses of intentionality: the conformality theory holds that we think of an object by having its very form in the mind, the resemblance theory that we do so by having a mental image in the mind that naturally resembles the object.
My abiding mental image of Vincent Scully is seeing him stand at the front of the Yale Law School auditorium, a great wood-panelled room to which his course, History of Art 112a, had been moved because it had long outgrown the spatial resources of the art-history or architecture departments.
As a conscious mental agent I can do many things such as scan my room, scan a mental image of it, review in memory the courses of a recent restaurant meal along with many of its tastes and scents, reason my way through a complex problem, or plan a grocery shopping trip and execute that plan when I arrive at the market.
All of those told us much about the deterioration in playing standards, but the mental image of the manager, the assistant, the captain, the chief goalscorer and a dozen others watching the game against Hibs from the self-isolation of their own living room is an illustration of how awry things have become elsewhere in the club.
The standard way to reconcile the conformality theory and the resemblance theory is to take the mind’s possession of a concept to be its ability to transform itself through the inherence of a form, construing formal identity as natural likeness, where having a form in the mind that is identical to the form of the object understood just is to have a mental image of that very object.
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The standard way to reconcile the conformality theory and the resemblance theory is to take the minds possession of a concept to be its ability to transform itself through the inherence of a form construing formal identity as natural likeness where having a form in the mind that is identical to the form of the object understood just is to have a mental image of that very object