What is thought?

  • (noun): The content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about.
    Example: "The thought never entered my mind"
    Synonyms: idea
    See also — Additional definitions below

Thought

Thought generally refers to any mental or intellectual activity involving an individual's subjective consciousness. It can refer either to the act of thinking or the resulting ideas or arrangements of ideas. Similar concepts include cognition, sentience, consciousness, and imagination. Because thought underlies almost all human actions and interactions, understanding its physical and metaphysical origins, processes, and effects has been a longstanding goal of many academic disciplines including, among others, biology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

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Some articles on thought:

Melanie Klein - Thought
... After exploring ultra-aggressive fantasies of hate, envy, and greed in very young, very ill children, Melanie Klein proposed a model of the human psyche that linked significant oscillations of state, with whether the postulated Eros or Thanatos instincts were in the fore ... She named the state of the psyche, when the sustaining principle of life is in domination, the depressive position ...
Freedom Of Thought
... Freedom of thought (also called the freedom of conscience or ideas) is the freedom of an individual to hold or consider a fact, viewpoint, or thought, independent of others' viewpoints ...
Thought - Sociology
... Despite their similarity, psychological and sociological researchers tend to differ in their goals, approaches, methods, and terminology ... They also favor separate academic journals and professional societies ...
Edward Irving - London
... He had specially prepared himself, as he thought, for teaching imaginative men, and political men, and legal men, and scientific men who bear the world in hand and he did not ... Irving's great aim was to revive the antique style of thought and sentiment which had hardened into these formulas, and by this means to supplant the new influences, the accidental and ... Being thus radically at variance with the main current of the thought of his time, the failure of the commission he had undertaken was sooner or later inevitable and shortly after the ...
Doctrine Of Signatures - In Herbalism - Some -wort Plants and Their Signatures
... Lousewort, Pedicularis - thought to be useful in repelling lice Spleenwort, Asplenium - thought to be useful in treating the spleen Liverwort, Marchantiophyta ...

More definitions of "thought":

  • (noun): The organized beliefs of a period or group or individual.
    Example: "19th century thought"; "Darwinian thought"

Famous quotes containing the word thought:

    The bad thing is that thinking about thought doesn’t help at all; one has to have it from nature so that the good ideas appear before us like free children of God calling to us: Here we are.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Nothing that has been thought can ever be taken back.
    Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921–1990)

    I never thought that the possession of money would make me feel rich: it often does seem to have an opposite effect. But then, I have never had the opportunity of knowing, by experience, how it does make one feel. It is something to have been spared the responsibility of taking charge of the Lord’s silver and gold.
    Lucy Larcom (1824–1893)