Idea FAQs:


Q: Are ideas usually construed as mental representational images of some object?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ideas all experiential in nature?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ideas in their rejection of what was accepted as a view and understanding of knowledge by scientists for some 250 years, i.e?

A: Yes, that, he pointed, knowledge was an impersonal fact.

Q: Are ideas combined in order to convey new information?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ideas that there exist some ideas which are so general and abstract that they could not have arisen as a representation of any object of our perception?

A: Yes, but rather were in some sense always present.

Q: Is idea that of John Locke?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ideas unchanging and nothing but just what they are?

A: Yes.

Q: Was idea any experience in which the human mind apprehended something?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ideas intellected but not seen?

A: Yes.

Q: Is idea one?

A: Yes, and we address it as that which really is.

Q: Are ideas considered to be an essential and defining feature of human beings?

A: Yes.

Q: Are ideas the building blocks for much more complex ideas?

A: Yes, and “While the mind is wholly passive in the reception of simple ideas, it is very active in the building of complex ideas…” Complex ideas, therefore, can either be modes, substances, or relations.

Q: Were ideas innate and uses of the term idea diverge from the original primary scholastic use?

A: Yes.