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Noun1.thought-image - a mental image produced by the imagination
image, mental image - an iconic mental representation; "her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate"
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He had put them as things of the bygone with his thought-images of heavy crowns and high castles.
As he says, the thought-image or, in German, Denkbild, "as an artwork that differs from and with itself, enacts speculative truth as a sensuously concrete manifestation of the spiritual truth that, as in Hegel, thinks the ways it differs with and from itself" (17).
Richter asserts that dreams and music traverse Bloch's texts in a variety of modulations and tonalities: he dreams to the music of thought-images.