nonthinking

nonthinking

(ˌnɒnˈθɪŋkɪŋ)
n
an act of not thinking or choosing not to think, an absence of thought
adj
1. (of a person) not thinking; unthinking
2. (of an action or reaction) not involving or preceded by thought, done without thought
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They are nonliving, nonthinking, unprogrammed tools, incapable of moral acuity or cognitive reasoning.
The result is that we have at present an unusually large number of nondialogic, nonthinking men in the leadership of the current Catholic Church, and that has made the "revolution begun" of Vatican II for several decades, until two years ago, a "revolution largely frustrated." With Francis it has become a "revolution renewed."
Rhine's Institute of Parapsychology, knowing that there could be no return voyage and that I was leaving the cushy life of a nonthinking academic conformist behind me forever.
I obey the rule blindly." (143) Wittgenstein introduces the example of a signpost to elucidate the distinction between thinking behavior (what we might call choice) and nonthinking behavior (what he thinks of as practice):
Continuing to define nonthinking, underdeveloped, unemployable youngsters as "adults" or "citizens" simply because they are high school graduates or passers of the General Education Development (GED) examination is irresponsible.
And before we get too contemptuous on our part toward this hard practicality, this nonthinking attitude of Coavinses, it would be good to remember that Dickens will, by the end of the novel, show Skimpole to be a heartless conniver whose thoroughgoing selfishness means much more to him than friendship does.
Twenty years after Ronald Reagan left office, and with even larger mountains of unfunded debt facing our children, we have yet to face up to that legacy of sunny, short-term thinking (or more accurately, nonthinking) and its dire consequences for our national future (Yarrow 2008).
Enslavement occurs even in the nonthinking patterns and procedures to which we revert so easily.
I do believe that the most dangerous thing our society faces is a ballot in the hands of a nonthinking, hate-filled voter.
Based on this statistic, it might be falsely concluded that the USA is mainly run by nonthinking theists.
At an NRN-sponsored meeting of restaurant operators held in Atlanta, Georgia, a panel of industry leaders stated that "customer service has become the number one issue in the food service industry today, and finding first-rate employees to fill this need is the number one challenge." (16) In today's society, which continues to move toward more computers and impersonal service, the customer wants smiles and human interaction in place of cold, nonthinking, unemotional computers.