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phan·tas·ma

 (făn-tăz′mə)
n. pl. phan·tas·ma·ta (-mə-tə)

[Ultimately from Greek phantasma; see phantasm.]

phan•tasm

(ˈfæn tæz əm)

n.
1. an apparition or specter.
2. a creation of the imagination or fancy; fantasy.
3. a mental image or representation of a real object.
4. an illusory likeness of something.
[1175–1225; Middle English fantesme < Old French < Latin phantasma < Greek phántasma image, vision]
phan•tas′mal, phan•tas′mic, phan•tas′mi•cal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phantasma - a ghostly appearing figurephantasma - a ghostly appearing figure; "we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us"
disembodied spirit, spirit - any incorporeal supernatural being that can become visible (or audible) to human beings
Flying Dutchman - the captain of a phantom ship (the Flying Dutchman) who was condemned to sail against the wind until Judgment Day
2.phantasma - something existing in perception onlyphantasma - something existing in perception only; "a ghostly apparition at midnight"
flying saucer, UFO, unidentified flying object - an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins
Flying Dutchman - a phantom ship that is said to appear in storms near the Cape of Good Hope
ghost, specter, wraith, spectre, spook, shade - a mental representation of some haunting experience; "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"
illusion, semblance - an erroneous mental representation

phantasma

noun
1. A supernatural being, such as a ghost:
Informal: spook.
Regional: haunt.
2. An illusory mental image:
3. An erroneous perception of reality:
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Sin embargo, para Platon, Aristoteles o el propio Tomas de Aquino, la reversio ad phantasmata permite volver a comparar la representacion obtenida al final del proceso perceptivo respecto de la informacion inicial suministrada por los diferentes sentidos.
Sed phantasmata, cum sint similitudines individuorum, et existant in organis corporeis, non habent eundem modum existendi quem habet intellectus humanus, ut ex dictis patet; et ideo non possunt sua virtute imprimere in intellectum possibilem.
Didi-Huberman), y que de ese punto de la nada, en fin, rescatara Agamben la nocion de imagen como phantasmata, un hiato o vacio temporal que define, en ultima instancia, los movimientos de la historia como creaciones de una sobrenaturaleza.
A esto se le vuelve a llamar conversion pero no ya a la imagen sensible o phantasmata sino a la realidad.
He has in fact chosen well: the Te lucis ante terminum contains a formula for sending away ghosts of the night: "procul recedant somnia/et noctium phantasmata.
El sofista es un fabricante de imagenes enganosas, de phantasmata, simulacros en los que el no ser parece ser.
Plato refers to the appearances the imitator copies and the images the imitator produces as phantoms--phainomena, phantasmata, and eidola.
Para Hobbes, espacio y tiempo son ambos phantasmata de la mente obtenidos mediante movimientos imaginarios.
El alma no piensa sobre magnitudes sensibles directamente, sino solo en funcion de esta puesta en escena mental, de estas imagenes o phantasmata (5).
Santo Tomas, discipulo de Alberto Magno, aborda el tema de la memoria en el epigrafe correspondiente a la "Prudencia" de la Summa Theologiae, en donde desarrolla su concepto de phantasmata para definir aquellas imagenes intelectivas que necesariamente debemos generar para poner en marcha la maquinaria de la memoria artificial.
Translation from Aristotelian science grounded on phanasmata to the modern sciences as adaptation to the missing phantasmata remains to be discussed.
2) Quite what psychological phenomenon Aristotle thought was involved in Antipheron's mistaking of phantasmata for real is unclear; it could be either a form of false memory or the experience of deja vu (Bicknell).