Abstraction as a kind of thinking
Abstract thinking is the ability of a person to selectively transfer information about real objects to symbols, to use it to find solutions to specific practical problems. It is most strongly developed among academics - physicists, mathematicians, etc. Successfully manipulating the accumulated symbols and the symbols people are able to learn many successful operations. Abstract thinking allows you to see things from different angles, to simulate the outcome of events and make the abstract conclusions. To some extent, it is each person, however, to develop a strong mental apparatus required a considerable expenditure of time, resources, and a strong dedication to their field. Abstraction is a generalization of the properties of a particular phenomena on the basis of which a person can mentally "draw" a similar picture and to think out a model of the behavior of objects.
To think abstractly means to highlight the phenomenon or the object of certain qualities and properties, manipulating that it would be possible to predict the results of practical activities.
Forms of abstract thinking
Abstract thinking can be divided into three main forms - the concept, judgment and reasoning. It's a logical chain, which expand the human consciousness. The concept is a form of thinking, reflecting the significant characteristics of one or more objects on the basis of which judgments are based. Judgment is a form of thinking based on the approval or denial of any relationships and regularities of the surrounding world and the objects in it. Reasoning is a form of thinking, which allows abstract thinking person to make logical conclusions on the basis of one or more judgments. They are usually divided into two groups – parcels and the conclusion, which is based on them.
In addition to abstract thinking, one can know the truth through perception and presentation, but their level is often not enough. Abstraction gives the opportunity to expand consciousness and mentally to go beyond reality.
Do we know how to think abstractly?
Abstract thinking is typical of absolutely all people, without exception, however, can be developed to different degrees. In a child it begins to manifest when he says that the cloud is cow or dragon. Abstraction surround us everywhere, to take at least exact science of mathematics – the solution of any equations with unknowns is possible only with a certain degree of abstract thinking. A poet to his poems "catches" readers for life, should create striking images, sometimes abstract from real objects, but only subtly hinting at their individual qualities. Abstractica speak the language of symbols and complex concepts, this process gives them maximum pleasure - they live it.