Definition of Mental object
1. Noun. The sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned.
Generic synonyms: Cognition, Knowledge, Noesis
Specialized synonyms: Tradition, Object, Food, Food For Thought, Intellectual Nourishment, Noumenon, Thing-in-itself, Universe, Universe Of Discourse, Issue, Matter, Subject, Topic, Issue, Idea, Thought, Center, Centre, Core, Essence, Gist, Heart, Heart And Soul, Inwardness, Kernel, Marrow, Meat, Nitty-gritty, Nub, Pith, Substance, Sum, Wisdom, Internal Representation, Mental Representation, Representation, Belief, Disbelief, Unbelief, Heresy, Unorthodoxy, End, Goal, Education, Experience, Acculturation, Culture, Lore, Traditional Knowledge, Ignorance, Domain, Knowledge Base, Knowledge Domain, Metaknowledge
Definition of Mental object
1. Noun. A word ¹
2. Noun. An abstract ¹
3. Noun. Something that cannot be perceived by the senses. ¹
4. Noun. Something that is neither verifiable nor unverifiable. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mental Object
Literary usage of Mental object
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"(2) The mental object thus constructed. (3) In general, mental acceptance of the unreal. Meaning (i)—with (2)—is the recommended psychological definition. ..."
2. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"(i) The constraction, on the basis of data which are real in their sphere, of a mental object which is accepted as real but is not so. (2) The mental object ..."
3. The Human Intellect: With an Introduction Upon Psychology and the Soul by Noah Porter (1869)
"One act of knowledge, as has been previously explained, differs from another act or state of knowledge by the mental object which it produces. ..."
4. Psychology, general and applied by Hugo Münsterberg (1914)
"It is both in one, and it is in the interest of explaining the world that we divide that impression into two parts, the physical and the mental object. ..."
5. Mental Science and Methods of Mental Culture: Designed for the Use of Normal by Edward Brooks (1891)
"A mental object.—The object given in representation is a mental object. It is not a real object which we remember, but something of the mind's own creation. ..."
6. Epistemology; Or, The Theory of Knowledge: An Introduction to General by Peter Coffey (1917)
"If these questions be answered in the affirmative, then it will be further pointed out that, this mental object of awareness being specifically determined ..."
7. Analytic Interest Psychology and Synthetic Philosophy by John Summerfield Engle (1904)
"or the fading away of a particular mental object is determined by Interest concentrating itself upon a particular aspect or part of this Object. ..."