Thought (disambiguation)

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Thought encompasses an "aim-oriented flow of ideas and associations that can lead to a reality-oriented conclusion".

Thought Mental activity involving an individuals subjective consciousness

Thought encompasses an "aim-oriented flow of ideas and associations that can lead to a reality-oriented conclusion". Although thinking is an activity of an existential value for humans, there is still no consensus as to how it is adequately defined or understood.

Thought may also refer to:

Idea Mental image or concept

In philosophy, ideas are usually taken as mental representational images of some object. Ideas can also be abstract concepts that do not present as mental images. Many philosophers have considered ideas to be a fundamental ontological category of being. The capacity to create and understand the meaning of ideas is considered to be an essential and defining feature of human beings. In a popular sense, an idea arises in a reflexive, spontaneous manner, even without thinking or serious reflection, for example, when we talk about the idea of a person or a place. A new or original idea can often lead to innovation.

A school of thought, or intellectual tradition, is the perspective of a group of people who share common characteristics of opinion or outlook of a philosophy, discipline, belief, social movement, economics, cultural movement, or art movement.

<i>Thought: Fordham University Quarterly</i> journal

Thought: Fordham University Quarterly was a peer-reviewed academic journal that published articles and reviews on a broad range of topics in the Catholic tradition. The journal was established in 1926 at the America Press and moved to Fordham University in 1939, with the first Fordham edition of the journal appearing in March 1940. It continued to be published at Fordham until 1992. During this time the journal published a total of 267 issues containing over 5,000 English-language contributions from well-known philosophers, theologians, social activists, and intellectuals in several countries. The entire collection is available online from the Philosophy Documentation Center.

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A triad, meaning a "group of three". Triad or triade may refer to:

Jean-Luc Nancy French philosopher

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Actual idealism

Actual idealism was a form of idealism, developed by Giovanni Gentile, that grew into a 'grounded' idealism, contrasting the transcendental idealism of Immanuel Kant, and the absolute idealism of G. W. F. Hegel. To Gentile, who considered himself the "philosopher of Fascism," actualism was the sole remedy to philosophically preserving free agency, by making the act of thinking self-creative and, therefore, without any contingency and not in the potency of any other fact.

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<i>Raja Yoga</i> (book) book by Swami Vivekananda

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Point of view or Points of View may refer to:

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Quentin Lauer, S.J. was an American Jesuit priest, philosopher and Hegel scholar. He was known for being a major influence in the introduction of Hegel's thought in the United States. He was President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division from 1985-1986, and a President of the Hegel Society of America. Quentin Lauer was also a scholar of Edmund Husserl. He was a professor of philosophy at Fordham University from 1954 to 1990. Important works by Lauer which helped disseminate the ideas of Hegel and Husserl in the United States include: A Reading of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (1977), The Triumph of Subjectivity (1958) and Edmund Husserl: Phenomenology and the Crisis of Philosophy (1965).