totally; poviding one defines thinking as the ordering of language into coherent ideas, then the process into coherence is the action of thought - Descarte used this processing method to rationalise his discourse on consrciousness "I think therefore I am."
conceptualizing on the other hand is visualisation dependant; i.e an idea fashioned from a group of ordered thoughts such as a picture; a tree, a car --in othe rwords all nouns as actual objects are concepts - images --and the thought-process though dealing with the noun, only point at the object rather than the instant or direct instantiation
I would therefore make the distinction that thinking in images is totally different to linear arrangements or the actually process of thinking:
Peter Moylan wrote:
> I'm curious to know whether there is any connection between "visually > minded" in the sense used above in reference to mathematics, and > "visually minded" in the sense that makes one a good artist.
The artistic bent has a tendency toward conceptualising a lot easily IMO-- also, children who don't read much have a higher tendency toward conceptualizing: Over time, as language skills improve, and as the communication balances shift to a language prinicple, the capacity to visualize decreases.
I would bet that those adults who have vivid dreams still pocess a strong conceptual capacity. when did you last experience a dream that felt totally real?
I have a strong artistic bent, but I consider my thought processes as language dominated. I can paint photorealism, which is somewhat a contradiction. But actually, photorealism has a large linear though- process and also takes spatial -tonal and chromatic awarenesses which are conceptual.
Peter T. Daniels > I don't see how what I wrote could be interpreted any other way. It is what it is --but I will add about the international
The actual learned's transmission dependant on international language is as it has always been --Totally dependant upon reason: I know that the international component struck accord with the accorded - including the addressed. -it is his character, well known throughout the world.
I know it also accorded with the lessor understood languages, and heard reported new of this accord at lest in part with those who are principled with reason. its the dialectual differences in interpretations that will prove their local bane
Brian M. Scott wrote:
> Now there I disagree: they don't have [ø:].
Its strange, but the phrase of an expanding universe existed before this term was coined: Its a logical puzzle for sure, like getting grapes from a lemon tree -- [ø:]
would you know the rationalisation for an expanding universe?
but considering physics is riddled with examples of violations of most laws, it isn't surprising.