Ideas

Ideas

Ideas are thoughts that exist in the mind, especially the conscious mind, that are the product of thinking or intuition. An idea can also refer to an opinion, a belief, or a mental view of something. Ideas are often the result of creative thinking.

About Ideas

In philosophy, the term idea has been used to cover a range of concepts. Ideas are often construed as mental representational images; i.e., images of some object. In other contexts, ideas are taken to be concepts, although abstract concepts do not necessarily appear as images. Many philosophers have considered ideas to be a fundamental ontological category of being. The capacity to create and understand the meaning of ideas is considered to be an essential and defining feature of human beings. In a popular sense, an idea arises in a reflex, spontaneous manner, even without thinking or serious reflection, for example, when we talk about the idea of a person or a place.