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Single Idea 9033

[catalogued under 18. Thought / A. Modes of Thought / 1. Thought]

Full Idea

Recognition is the first stage towards the acquisition of a primary or basic concept. It is, therefore, the most fundamental of all intellectual processes.

Gist of Idea

Recognition must precede the acquisition of basic concepts, so it is the fundamental intellectual process


H.H. Price (Thinking and Experience [1953], Ch.II)

Book Reference

Price,H.H.: 'Thinking and Experience' [Hutchinson 1953], p.35

A Reaction

An interesting question is whether it is an 'intellectual' process. Animals evidently recognise things, though it is a moot point whether slugs 'recognise' tasty leaves.