Logic Logic defines the interrelationship between things, an intelligible pattern that when derived leads to objective knowledge and effective results when applied The term logic refers to some set of intelligible relationships or interconnections between elements(e.g. individuals, objects, events etc.) within a system.View Source The term logic may apply to both our [...]

Standards of Thinking


Standards of Thinking The standards of thinking are a list of factors to be considered in assessing the quality of someone's reasoning as developed by the Foundation for Critical Thinking For every human being thinking comes naturally, but we typically do not think systematically and effectively, much of our thinking left to itself, [...]

Objective Reasoning


[wd_asp id=26] Objective Reasoning Objective reasoning requires the separation of the individual from the subject matter under consideration and the application of certain objective standards of reasoning Objective Reasoning means reasoning according to a set of logical and objective standards, while subjective thinking refers to reasoning without objective standards. Objective reasoning means reasoning that is [...]

Subjective Thinking


Subjective Reasoning Subjective reasoning is a product of an incapacity to differentiate between an objective environment and the subjects desires, motives and interests, this is most manifest in the condition of egoism Thinking may be conceived of as being either objective or subjective. Where objective thinking means reasoning according to a set of logically [...]

Cognitive Limitations


Cognitive Limitations In our naive conception of reality we have the experience of an unmediated access to the world around us but cognitive science is revealing to us a very different picture where the brain is primary active agent in constructing our experiences Human cognitive capabilities are significantly constrained in their functioning. What [...]



Cognition The capacity for advanced cognition is a distinctly human characteristic and can be seen to be responsible for virtually all of advanced civilization Cognition is "the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses."View Source Cognition is a word that dates back to the [...]

Cognitive Science


Cognition & Brain The average human brain, that is just 14x17x9 cm in size, is one of the most extraordinary phenomena in our known universe exhibiting complexity far beyond our current understanding. Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary, scientific study of the mind and its processes.View Source It examines the nature, the tasks, [...]

Creative Thinking Explored


Creative thinking is the capacity to create ideas, which are both original and valuable. It involves connecting and synthesizing disparate information and ideas to create new and valuable knowledge or solutions.

Divergent Thinking


Divergent and Convergent Thinking Divergent and convergent thinking describe the two major stages within the innovative thinking process whereby new ideas are created and then selection is performed to derive the best solution Divergent and convergent thinking describe two stages within the creative thinking process. Divergent thinking involves the creation of a diversity [...]

Lateral Thinking


Lateral Thinking Lateral thinking is a creative thinking technique that is specifically designed to help one break out of conventional linear modes of thought and move "laterally" to a new pattern of thinking with a new perspective Lateral thinking is a technique used to induce innovation in idea creation by trying to shift patterns [...]