What is an "idea"?

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How about:

The logical relationship between representations? or,

A logical relationship between symbols? or,

none of the above…

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I would take out the word logical.

Do you mean to say that symbols/representations alone are sufficient?

I may be wrong but wouldn’t an ‘idea’ come before the relationship between representations, an idea being sort of a form that begins to take shape in the mind and then is given a voice, so to speak?