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Single Idea 21215

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 3. Representation]

Full Idea

Representationalism is the doctrine that maintains that the object is represented in consciousness by means of an image. ...One should not confuse an image with a likeness.

Gist of Idea

The representation may not be a likeness


Victor Velarde-Mayol (On Husserl [2000], 2.4.3)

A Reaction

Helpful reminder that sense-data or whatever may not be a likeness. But then how do they represent? Symbolic representation needs massive interpretation.

Book Reference

Velarde-Mayol,Victor: 'On Husserl' [Wadsworth 2000], p.33