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Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 11:35 am
What is the Difference between an Idea and Immaterial?
 
Platonic Peter
 
Reply Sun 6 Feb, 2011 11:41 am
@Platonic Peter,
An idea is a general notion or conception formed by generalization, and according to some philosophers example, Plato; an idea is an archetype of which a corresponding being in phenomenal reality is an imperfect replica. According to Kant; It is a concept of reason that is transcendent but nonemprical, and for Hegel; it is an absolute truth, the complete and ultimate product of reason.
For Immaterial, I may say little of it, It is not formed of matter, it is incorporeal, it is spiritual, have no material body or form
 
Alan Masterman
 
Reply Thu 3 Mar, 2011 04:14 am
@Platonic Peter,
Platonic Peter wrote:

What is the Difference between an Idea and Immaterial?

Can you develop your question a little? Do you have any particular philosopher (or theory) in mind?
 
Cyclops
 
Reply Fri 28 Jun, 2013 02:53 pm
I believe the difference is simply that Idea can denote a Concept, Judgment, Principle, or deduction, grounded on either empirical or non-empirical evidence. For instance: the idea of change, as in the change one goes through from birth to the end of life, or the idea of universal change, as in the change all things within the universe, including the universe itself, undergo. This would be a universal idea of change.

The word, immaterial, can denote anything without physical substance. Thus, ghosts, spirits, or anything that Kant would call noumena ( outside of the world of phenomena).

So Idea: A thought, or a judgment, or principle, etc.
And Immaterial: Noumena.

But noumena can also lead to Ideas. And Ideas may shed some light on noumena.
 
 

 
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