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Definition of the noun Abstract Idea

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noun

  1. &lit, abstract, idea
  2. [metaphysics] An idea separated from a complex object, or from other ideas which naturally accompany it; as the solidity of marble when contemplated apart from its color or figure.

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Google previewAn Elementary Handbook of Logic (1918)

by John Joseph Toohey

" An abstract idea is an idea which represents the form APPREHENSION AND THE IDEA 7 Direct and Reflex Idea Clear, ...

Google previewUniversal Technological Dictionary (1823)

Or, Familiar Explanations of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences by George Crabb

An abstract idea is a simple idea ...

Google previewThe Athenæum (1841)

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

An abstract idea is a pure creation of the intellect, and in all processes of reasoning such ideas are indispensable. The individual objects around us present certain obvious resemblances and differences; we seize the one and reject the other; ...

Google previewThe Athenaeum (1841)

An abstract idea is a pure creation of the intellect, and in all processes of reasoning such ideas are indispensable. The individual objects around us present certain obvious resemblances and differences; we seize the one and reject the other; ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Abstract Idea, in Metaphysics, a partial idea of a complex object, limited to one or more of the component parts or properties, laying aside or abstracting from the rest. Abstract Mathematics, otherwise called Pure Mathematics. Abstract Numbers ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

ABSTRACT IDEA, in metaphysics, is a partial idea of a complex object, limited to one or more of the component parts or properties, laying aside the rest. See ABSTRAction. ABSTRAct MATHEMAtics, otherwise called Pure Mathematics, treats ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica: Or, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Enlarged and Improved. Vol. 1. [- 20.] (1823)

But, we are told the mind be- guishing properties of particular animals, and for that o ing able to consider each quality singly, or abstracted reason left out of the abstract idea. Upon the same ledge. from those other qualities with which it is ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Abstract Idea, in Metaphysics, is a partial idea of a complex object, limited to one or more of the component parts or properties, laying aside or abstracting from the rest.

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

An abstract idea does not refer to something individual or particular, but is a special kind of mental image. This image is the meaning of the abstract general term. The function of abstract ideas is to classify individuals into different kinds for us.

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Even the recognition of an individual whom we see every day is only possible as the result of an abstract idea of him formed by generalization from his appearances in the past. (James G. Frazer)
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