Locke: Idea


„[T]he word idea […] serves best to stand for whatsoever is the Object of the Understanding when a Man thinks, I have used it to express whatever is meant by Phantasm, Notion, Species, or whatever it is, which the Mind can be employ’d about in thinking; and I could not avoid frequently using it. I presume it will be easily granted me, that there are such Ideas in Men’s Minds; every one is conscious of them in himself, and Men’s Words and Actions will satisfy him, that they are in others.“ (Book I, Chap. 1, §8) #Locke #idea #understanding #mind #conscious