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Andy McIntosh, Emeritus Chair in Thermodynamics and Combustion Theory, University of Leeds, answers the question "What is abstract thinking?" related to his talk "Science, Mathematics, and Beauty" given at the 2016 European Leadership Forum. - See more at www.FOCLonline.org FOCLID 7664_1
How do you go from a concrete object like a basketball to an abstract idea like a circle? Why do you see the one and think about the other? What makes this kind of thing useful? Abstract thinking allows us to identify patterns and see common features. Once we abstract away the differences, we can group the similarities to come up with a new idea all its own. In just a few spare minutes, let's take a tour of the skills involved in this thought process and consider some practical applications. Text + video version: http://www.nativlang.com/logic/thinking-abstract.php Music by nativlang
Are numbers, sets, colours and Hamlet really objects? Are they abstract? What does that mean? Metaphysics playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvoAL-KSZ32cX32PRBl1D4b4wr8DwhRQ4 Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thephilosophytube Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhilosophyTube Twitter: @PhilosophyTube Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Google+: google.com/+thephilosophytube Suggested Reading: David Lewis, On The Plurality of Worlds That awesome comment from Critical Lit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzUrVeIdIBM&google_comment_id=z12awpzzbw3oitxby04cgtyifrnytpj5wfk If you or your organisation would like to financially support Philosophy Tube in distributing philosophical knowledge to th...
What do you do if you're a diehard science lover who dreams of one day donning a lab coat professionally, but you're struggling with the work at school? That is Caitlin's predicament—but that's not how Bill Nye sees it. Your school classes may not come naturally to you, but that's because science is a skill, not a talent. No one is born a scientist, it is something you become over time with hard work, and if perhaps biology isn't hitting home with you, you may find your groove in astronomy. Physics isn't for everyone, but chemistry might be your match. The point is, there is a kind of science for everyone. So to change the world as a scientist, here's what you have to do: #1. Don't give up before it's begun. #2. Study hard and get to college. #3. Practice science as a way of thinking (and ...
Getting smart - abstract thinking part 1. The way of thinking abstract. This can be fun if you do it. This video is brought to you by http://www.slackhax.com
Been a while since I've made an abstract drawing. And thus, another abstract video is born ;) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dezigningart?ref_type=bookmark Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/leonmoyer/dezigningartcom/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/dezigningart Purchase anything on Amazon to support my channel with this link - no additional cost to you: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=trespe101-20&linkId=Z3NMN2OUI4WKDGG3
http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu Learn about what abstraction is and how it helps us to solve problems.
Not long ago, most people would probably judge how trustworthy you were based entirely on your physical appearance. More specifically, the pseudoscience of physiognomy claimed that a person's facial expressions could tell you a lot about their personality: were they honest, would you get along with them, are they good at their job, etc. Today, we know that kind of thinking is a dangerous pseudoscience. We also know that looks do play a big role in how we evaluate people, and that these evaluations are often based on cultural stereotypes. Psychology professor Alexander Todorov explains how our biases affect the way we treat people, and by extension, how we think of ourselves in relation to them. Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/can-you-spot-a-liar-or-a-lover-by-how-the...
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/5-tips-to-improve-your-critical-thinking-samantha-agoos Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, and it’s impossible to make a perfect choice every time. But there are many ways to improve our chances — and one particularly effective technique is critical thinking. Samantha Agoos describes a 5-step process that may help you with any number of problems. Lesson by Samantha Agoos, animation by Nick Hilditch.
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In this video I create another one of my abstract little doodles. It's hard to tell how they'll turn out when I start, because I never really have a vision in mind. I tend to add more as I go along. In any case, I hope you all enjoyed watching! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dezigningart?ref_type=bookmark Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/leonmoyer/dezigningartcom/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/dezigningart Purchase anything on Amazon to support my channel with this link - no additional cost to you: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=trespe101-20&linkId=Z3NMN2OUI4WKDGG3
Thanks to Ladykate for the inspiration from all of her AU videos! She's the queen of AU!!!! This is extremely short but here we go. It is the first one anyways... A long time ago in 18th century England, lived a girl named Anna. She was the youngest of her many brothers. One day in early spring began like many others. Anna awoke from sleeping all day. She was tired of this life. She was tired of hiding. She wanted to see the sun. She wanted to be a normal girl! She wanted to go to a ball. She begged her mother who scolded her telling her to think of her family. When she went to her father he finally broke down and said yes. That same day she asked her oldest brother, Henry for advice and he told her to be very careful. ...to be continued... Music: Water Ballet by Peter Kate...
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