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Abstract Thought

Definition of the noun abstract thought

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  1. thinking that is coherent and logical


Abstract Thought is a musical group.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Aging and Public Health (2008)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Progressing beyond the tangible characteristics in order to conceptualize theoretical relationships between items or processes involves abstract thought. Abstract thinking occurs conceptually, categorically, and generally. Conceptual ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2006)

Fourth Edition, 2-Volume Set by Richard Schulz

observed the same phenomena in a study in Central Asia, where uneducated workers were more likely to engage in concrete thought, while educated collective farm members were more prone to use abstract thought. Abstract ...

Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging, 3 Volume Set (2016)

by Susan Krauss Whitbourne

observed the same phenomena in a study in Central Asia where uneducated peasants were more likely to engage in concrete thought and educated collective farm members were more prone to use abstract thought. Abstract ...

Google previewA Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychiatry (2012)

by D. Leigh, C.M. Pare, J. Marks

Abstract thought, when the capacity to fit objects into a general pattern develops. Concrete thinking may occur in both organic and functional disorders. SEE ALSO Thought, Thinking, and Conceptual thinking. Concussion Concussion is the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Behavior (2012)

Abstract thought is tied into the brain structures that underlie language and the conceptualization of categories of things. In some senses, this process derives the essential characteristics of whatever types of objects the brain ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

H concrete thinking abstract thought —> abstract thinking abstract universal ' abstraktes Allgemeines n (met) ...

Google previewThe Ezra Pound Encyclopedia (2005)

by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, Stephen Adams

At this time, British philosophy and French Encyclopaedism degenerated into abstract thought for Pound. The "brilliance" of Pierre Bayle and Voltaire anticipated a diminish- ment of principles and "gradations of value," "a musical concept of ...

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For my own part, I abandon the ethics of duty to the Hegelian critique with no regrets; it would appear to me, indeed, to have been correctly characterized by Hegel as an abstract thought, as a thought of understanding. (Paul Ricoeur)
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