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Single Idea 21536

[catalogued under 9. Objects / A. Existence of Objects / 3. Objects in Thought]

Full Idea

When, after hearing the notes of a melody, I perceive the melody, the notes are not presented as still existing.

Gist of Idea

When I perceive a melody, I do not perceive the notes as existing


Bertrand Russell (Meinong on Complexes and Assumptions [1904], p.31)

A Reaction

This is a good example, supporting Meinong's idea that we focus on 'intentional objects', rather than actual objects.

Book Reference

Russell,Bertrand: 'Essays in Analysis', ed/tr. Lackey,Douglas [George Braziller 1973], p.31

Related Idea

Idea 21537 I assume we perceive the actual objects, and not their 'presentations' [Russell]