The senses, the sole source of knowledge, are supposed to yield us immediately cognition of individual things; phantasy (which Gassendi takes to be material in nature) reproduces these ideas; understanding compares these ideas, which are particular, and frames general ideas.
§ 181), and has the phantasy to speak of the definition of the Absolute as being " at this stage " simply the syllogism.
The Neoplatonic extravagances which lay hidden in the school from the first came in his writings to a head, and merged in pure phantasy.
The imagination, which produces the phantasy, becomes free to use material that formerly was forbidden.
They either intrusively and concretely project themselves into the other, or have the phantasy that the other resides inside them.