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Thinking: Thinking is a cognitive process that involves mental activities such as reasoning, problem solving, decision making, imagination and conceptualization. These operations enable individuals to process information, make sense of their experiences and interact with the world around them.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Arthur N. Prior on Thinking - Dictionary of Arguments

I 16f
Thinking/Prior: must not have the form of sentences.
, >Language and thought, >Thinking without language.
Even if we think in sentence form, we do not think sentences. - E.g. we fear dogs, no sentences.
>Sentences, >Objects, >Levels/order, >Description levels.
Fear that p does not lead to fear a sentence which means p. - "I have my broken leg" does not mean:" I have broken what is usually called "my leg" in English". - My relation to the sentence is parasitic to the relation to the leg.
I 136
Thinking/general/Prior: one can certainly think of something general: E.g. that there are cases of infidelity.
>Generality, >Generalization.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Pri I
A. Prior
Objects of thought Oxford 1971

Pri II
Arthur N. Prior
Papers on Time and Tense 2nd Edition Oxford 2003

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