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Now, a concept of God is real as it is a lesser form of the real God. Or, a concept of an angel is a lesser form of the real angel, because the real God or real angel are out there as much as the God or angel can be conceptualized within an individual. Providing hard evidence for a God or an angel is really meaningless, since as much as we can prove by the mind is that what exists in it exists internally as well as externally. Differentiating the reality of an external world compared with the internal mind of an individual is the subjective reality of an individual's mind with the reality of the external's existence.
Conceptualization is merely a "getting at" the real thing. It is a shade of the truth. But, it has a shred of truth because it is close. How close is a matter of how good of a concept it is. However, a concept can be a fictitious one. It can be a modification of reality. An example of this might be the animals that speak one to another in George Orwell's book or even CS Lewis's. The fact of the matter remains that one who has a concept or idea of something, someone, etc. has a reality in some form of existence. It may be purely internal, it may be external with internal as a shade of the real existence. It may even be an idea of an idea. Nevertheless, we do know things conceptually by innate knowledge.
An idea is an originality of the real thing, leading to a firm definition, description, and explanation. An original idea of the real that collapses into a concept is what a true idea is.
What do you think of the human mind and reality? What is real? and what makes the mind a part of that reality?
(I just wanted a few opinions. I will be studying in an MA philosophy without a BA degree and thought I'd present a few of my thoughts.)
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However, I do not agree with the notion that ideas are shades of reality, meaning there is actually some good or some evil. I don't see how an idea could be real outside an individual's apparent reality, what can be called real, is whatever accurately describes our relation to our apparent reality.
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That is taking the definition of 'real' in the most liberal sense but it also reminds me again of listening to Jordan Peterson and Michael Shermer talk about Michael's recent book about the Afterlife. I think, at least among clearer heads, the idea is that everything anyone's ever thought of, no matter how strange it might seem, points at something. The content might be highly abstracted, the idea itself could be a dream collage, a game, or both, but we really are limited to the content of our experiences and those experiences which we're able to obtain second-hand through the art, photography, music, writings, and orations of others. Also while I get the impression this would be preaching to the choir (there seem to be a lot of astute thinkers here) I'd add that human beings do have a lot more depth than is often considered and some of the most passionate and elaborate stories are going on within us as self-regulatory mechanisms, energy and attention management programs, and fantasy's pretty important if you consider just how much control we need over our internal terrain when we have an external terrain that we often times have very limited control over and still have to maintain ourselves as beneficial actors in the game.
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Concept = Concept is a constituent of thoughts, and it is used for explanation of which how our thoughts/sentences/propositions (or whatever like them) are composed, and it is often used as predicates in any languages.