Definitions

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  • n. Dated form of fantastia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as fantasia.

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Examples

  • But by the time he did so, the term phantasia had detached itself from the technical vocabulary of Plato and Aristotle and come to mean something like fantasy or imagination in a non-technical sense (Watson 1988).

    Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy

  • The Latin verb ˜repraesentare™ was, however, used in relation to the Greek word phantasia, and it is Quintilian again who makes the connection.

    Mental Representation in Medieval Philosophy

  • Whatever causes these phantasms, it is not the kind of phantasia which is consciously exercised by the poet.

    Alfred Tennyson

  • Where Galen and Costa locate the vermis at the brain's posterior, for example, Avicenna places it at the front, between phantasia/imagination and the central common space (fig. 4.9).

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • There are two parts of the brain, Costa asserted, anterior and posterior; the front portion is further divided into phantasia and imagination.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Avicenna, who linked Aristotle's heart with Plato's brain by the flow of pneuma, associated the common sense with phantasia in the front region of the brain.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Sensations are received, he continues, by delicate pulses from the net below the brain (the rete mirabile), propelling the vital spirit (pneuma) into the front, where it is purified by passing back and forth between phantasia and imagination.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Note the use of the term prophetic by both, with its complex of connotations quite at odds with the grounding in science — religion and rapture, voices and visions, the conjuring otherwise known as fantasy defined, for the moment, not in terms of literature but in terms of psychology: the sustained fancy; the ludic or oneiric imagining; from the Greek phantasia; a making visible.

    Notes from New Sodom: Down in the Ghetto at the SF Café

  • Very arguably, Aristotle's views about imagery (phantasmata) cannot be fully understood in isolation from his views about imagination (phantasia), which he defined as “(apart from any metaphorical sense of the word) the process by which we say that an image [phantasma] is presented to us” (De Anima 428a 1-4).

    His Name Was Do Re Mi

  • However one interprets Arcesilaus 'ultimate convictions, the crux of his attack on Stoicism is a critique of the “cataleptic” impression (the katalêptikê phantasia) the Stoics propose as a basis for their epistemology.

    Ancient Skepticism

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