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The word derives from the greek symbol “sumbaàllein” which means “putting together”. The symbol “stands for” something else: it is summoning. Refers to something whose existence or knowability depend, in some way, by the same symbol.
Each symbol evokes complex concepts, offering a cognitive synthesis that involves an emotional and volitional. Synthesizes messages to communicate with immediacy, arouses and strengthens membership, determines exclusions.
To get to the meaning of the symbol you progress through the symbol and you make a “Passed”.
Plato says: “Every image (sign, simulacrum) is what, made in the likeness of a real thing, however, is distinct from this and similar”
The sign conceived as an “image of something else” becomes an instrument of knowledge.
Aristotle says: “Since it is not possible to discuss presenting objects as such […] we use instead of names, as symbols that replace objects”
Aristotle identifies the symbol in the language (as then in semiotics).
Kant conceives of the symbol as a “symbolic representation”
“All intuitions are or patterns or symbols. The first proceed demonstratively, the seconds by means of analogy”
In Kant’s thought there are two meanings of the term symbol: on the one hand the symbol as indirect representation of an idea by means of an analogy; other symbol “as a means to communicate the feelings.”