abstract thought

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Noun1.abstract thought - thinking that is coherent and logicalabstract thought - thinking that is coherent and logical
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
analytic thinking, analysis - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
line of reasoning, logical argument, argumentation, argument, line - a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
conjecture - reasoning that involves the formation of conclusions from incomplete evidence
deductive reasoning, synthesis, deduction - reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
illation, inference - the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
prediction, anticipation, prevision - the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)
ratiocination - logical and methodical reasoning
reasoning backward, regress - the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
synthetic thinking, synthesis - the combination of ideas into a complex whole
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It had lain fallow all his life so far as the abstract thought of the books was concerned, and it was ripe for the sowing.
In this view a single cognitive occurrence contains both content and object, the content being essentially mental, while the object is physical except in introspection and abstract thought. I have already criticized this view, and will not dwell upon it now, beyond saying that "the process by which objects are cognized" appears to be a very slippery phrase.
It should not be by their architecture, but why not even by their power of abstract thought, that nations should seek to commemorate themselves?
The findings serve as another wake-up call to how digital media may be affecting our likelihood of using abstract thought, researchers said.
To turn abstract thought into a real and tangible reality is a feat that requires fortitude and hard work.
They cover film form and embodied cognition, cinematic empathy: on embodied simulation mechanisms and the viewer, and from embodied meaning to abstract thought. Among specific topics are film narrative and embodied cognition: the impact of image schemas on narrative form, the floating world: film narrative and viewer diakrisis, art in noise: an embodied simulation account of cinematic sound design, films and embodied metaphors of emotion, embodied cinematic subjectivity: metaphorical and metonymical modes of character perception in film, and cognitive semiotics revisited: reframing the frame.
it indicates that animals not generally believed to be especially intelligent are capable of abstract thought. Second, even very young animals may be able to evidence behavioral signs of abstract thinking.
It's as though Jewish tradition, with its emphasis on abstract thought, leaves Jewish intellectuals especially vulnerable to the revenges of reality.
A particularly interesting case, due to its being at the limit, is the case of what can be called pure abstract thought. Is pure abstract thought possible?
Driven by an exploration of 'how language conveys complex abstract thought, especially (but not exclusively) in metaphor' (p.
We also know that many students require concrete and visual models from which abstract thought and applications can be developed.