Definition of Vorstellung in English:

Vorstellung

noun

Philosophy
  • A mental image or idea produced by prior perception of an object, as in memory or imagination, rather than by actual perception.

    • ‘Yet the individual making the judgment either plays a part in the sublime spectacle, or is a spectator; either one merely sees, or one sees oneself, by presenting oneself confronting the danger in the objectivity of the Vorstellung.’
    • ‘A more old-fashioned translation of the German Vorstellung gives us the world as idea - but to retain this could be misleading because of Schopenhauer's use of Idee for a Platonic Idea elsewhere in the system.’

Origin

German.

Pronunciation:

Vorstellung

/ˈfôrˌSHtelo͝oNG/