216. Ideas


See also 233. KNOWLEDGE ; 312. PHILOSOPHY .

counteridea
Rare. in logic, a contrary.
ideology
the body of doctrines, philosophical bases, symbols, etc., associated with a particular social or political movement, large group, or individual. —ideological , adj. —ideologist , n.
instrumentalism
the concept that ideas and thoughts are instruments of action and that their usefulness determines their truth. —instrumentalist , adj.
intellection
1. the exercise or use of the intellect.
2. a particular act or process of the intellect.
misocainea
an abnormal dislike for new ideas.
neoteric
a modern person; one accepting new ideas and practices.
schematist
a person who forms schemes; a projector or promoter.
sophiology
the science of ideas.
technology
1. the methods and tools that a society has developed in order to facilitate the solution of its practical problems.
2. any specific application of such. —technological , adj. —technologist , n.
theoretics
the branch or part of any field of learning or knowledge that is concerned with theories or hypotheses, as contrasted with practical application.
theorist
a person who forms theories or who specializes in the theory of a particular subject.

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