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representation

Thoughts

I had previously distinguished between words and concepts by showing that concepts necessarily represent what they are concepts of while words may always but never necessarily do so. This distinction allows us to determine if something is a word or a concept. In order to finish understanding what words and concepts are, we must examine thoughts. Thoughts are always words because we use one element...

Representation

Representation is when one thing is used in place of another. In any discussion on the nature of concepts, representation needs to be understood in order to understand the intentionality found in concepts. Things may be representations in two ways. The first way is when something is always a representation. These are called words. Specific combinations of sounds, letters or hand-signs that pick ou...