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Our books--the books which, for years, had formed no small portion of the mental existence of the invalid--were, as might be supposed, in strict keeping with this character of phantasm.
For months I could not rid myself of the phantasm of the cat; and, during this period, there came back into my spirit a half-sentiment that seemed, but was not, remorse.
I felt that thus only should I look upon it -- such was the character of phantasm which it wore.
The painted phantasm Fashion rises to cast a species of derision on what we say.
A personal, human feeling for a brief moment got the better of the artificial phantasm of life he had served so long.
It seemed to each of them that the life he led himself was the only real life, and the life led by his friend was a mere phantasm.
Such a fall into a transitory state of phantasms and illusions, from which we will return only after a long and noisy battle.
It is through passive intellect that we receive "phantasms", via sensory perception and dreams, daydreams, or internal appearances, and we must form the proper meaning of such phantasms by actively analyzing the received data through the agency of our intelligence, reason, or by good judgment and wisdom.
A closer reading of Aquinas's texts reveals that intelligible species, not phantasms, individuate thought.
Phantasms are therefore tied to the real but at the same time disguise it.
LURKING just beyond the edge of our known world, just outside the rim of our everyday experience, there are denizens of the downright strange; beings, forms, phantasms that are probably better left unseen.
And among the most pernicious phantasms fed by the Internet's speed is the notion that we are building a splendidly effective connectivity when in fact we are embracing a mindset that refuses to accept alterity.