abstract ideas

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  • Abstract ideas are therefore in themselves individual, however they may become general in their representation. Cited from A Treatise of Human Nature V1&2, by David Hume
  • Ideas have ruled and still rule the world, some of them very abstract ideas. Cited from An Introduction to Philosophy, by George Stuart Fullerton
  • I cannot by any effort of thought conceive the abstract idea above described. Cited from Principles of Human Knowledge, George Berkeley
  • She has lost any power she may have had of grasping abstract ideas. Cited from Sandra Belloni by George Meredith, v6
  • Often it is used to represent the whole of an abstract idea.
  • But never give up reading and thinking, the keeping in touch with abstract ideas. Cited from Stray Thoughts for Girls, by Lucy H. M. Soulsby
  • Pretty soon we come to think of the theories and abstract ideas as things in themselves. Cited from A Preface to Politics, by Walter Lippmann
  • His temperament, he said, led him more towards concrete data than abstract ideas. Cited from A Diversity of Creatures, by Rudyard Kipling
  • In the latter, he claimed that evil should be treated as an actual force rather than an abstract idea.
  • Having few or no abstract ideas, it does not need abstract words. Cited from Study of the King James Bible, Cleland Boyd McAfee
  • Difficult to lead another by words into the thoughts of things stripped of those abstract ideas we give them. Cited from An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, Volume II., by John Locke
  • It enables us to give to the most abstract ideas form, color and life. Cited from How to Speak and Write Correctly, by Joseph Devlin
  • Another source of errors is the attempt to think about abstract ideas.
  • Let him apply similar, probably less definite, action to certain abstract ideas. Cited from Public Speaking, by Irvah Lester Winter
  • As they get older, the child may have more trouble expressing or understanding abstract ideas.
  • This is achieved through creating steps which are based on abstract ideas.
  • It must be very difficult, in that language, to have an individual style, still more difficult to express abstract ideas. Cited from Fre'de'ric Mistral, by Charles Alfred Downer
  • Philosophers have tried to find out what was her conception of abstract ideas before she learned language. Cited from Story of My Life, by Helen Keller
  • Customers typically have an abstract idea of what they want as an end result, but do not know what software should do.
  • Is it possible, do you suppose, to worship an abstract idea? Cited from Linda Condon, by Joseph Hergesheimer
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