Abstraction

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Abstraction

Taking from someone with an intent to injure or defraud.

Wrongful abstraction is an unauthorized and illegal withdrawing of funds or an appropriation of someone else's funds for the taker's own benefit. It may be a crime under the laws of a state. It is different from Embezzlement, which is a crime committed only if the taker had a lawful right to possession of the money when it was first taken.

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2) There is cognitive phenomenology in pure abstract thought. This would open two more possibilities: (a) There is also cognitive phenomenology in non-pure abstract thought or (b) There is no cognitive phenomenology in non-pure abstract thoughts.
To the instructor only--Examples include: bipedality, opposable thumbs, abstract thought, art, music and literature, complex brains, long childhoods, committing suicide, and possessing complex interconnections in our brains.
A mind-opening introduction to methods of computing and comparing time calculations, this work employs sound tutorial methods of introducing students to abstract thought. The ten chapters cover the human need to name elements of time passages and the value of such innovations as time candles, sundials, pendulum clocks, astrolabes, and arbitrary world time zones.
Johnson suggests updating Freud's taxonomy of id, ego, and superego (roughly parallel to the unconscious, conscious, and preconscious) with a neuroanatomical equivalent--Paul Maclean's model of the "triune brain." This model consists of: a) the brainstem--controlling metabolic functions like heart rate and breathing; b) the limbic system--the seat of emotion and memory, comprising chiefly the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the hypothalamus; and c) the neocortex--the most distinctly human component of the brain's architecture that allows us to engage in abstract thought and communicate in complex sentences.
That is why there is so much description of apparently abstract thought in my account of the Reformation, and why the discussion of this abstract thought sometimes has to get extremely intricate.
Various noninvasive research investigates language, tool use, abstract thought, and music, among other behaviors within the bonobo colony.
James's so-called origami is, then, a provisional, unapologetically formalist way to reanimate abstract thought in the space of the gallery.
Theory is a product of mind and body; to consign it to the realm of abstract thought at the expense of emotion is to undermine its meaningfulness as well as some of the pleasure we might find in it.
The authors say that early symptoms of ADRD include problems with short-term memory, time-related concepts, judgment, reasoning ability, abstract thought, reading comprehension, and spoken language comprehension.
The article notes that there is growing evidence to suggest that high-quality pretend play is an important facilitator of perspective taking and later abstract thought, that it may facilitate higher-level cognition, and that there are clear links between pretend play and social and linguistic competence.
Scientists have proved that baboons (Papio papio) are capable of abstract thought -- a central aspect of human intelligence previously displayed only by apes.
Most theoreticians, particularly those from non-architectural backgrounds, soon lose the reader in ever-deepening spirals of abstract thought; a lot of Foucault, or whatever, is thrown about, and one wishes one was looking at the film instead of talking about it.