Philosophy → Thought
In their most common sense, the terms thought and thinking refer to conscious cognitive processes that can happen independently of sensory stimulation. Their most paradigmatic forms are judging, reasoning, concept formation, problem solving, and deliberation. But other mental processes, like considering an idea, memory, or imagination, are also often included. These processes can happen internally independent of the sensory organs, unlike perception. But when understood in the widest sense, any mental event may be understood as a form of thinking, including perception and unconscious mental processes. In a slightly different sense, the term thought refers not to the mental processes themselves but to mental states or systems of ideas brought about by these processes.
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Organizations relating to Thought
European Association of the Free Thought / Est. 2007
transform! europe / Vienna, Austria
International Association of Free Thought / Paris, France / Est. 2011
International Society for the Study of European Ideas / Tel Aviv, Israel / Est. 1984
International Society for Intercommunication of New Ideas / Sonora, Mexico / Est. 1988
International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning / Ann Arbor MI, USA / Est. 1978
International Institute of Islamic Thought / Herndon VA, USA / Est. 1981
Institute for New Economic Thinking / New York NY, USA / Est. 2009
Institute of Iberoamerican Thought, Salamanca / Salamanca, Spain / Est. 1981
International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1987
Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought / Amman, Jordan / Est. 1980
World Centre for New Thinking / Kalkara, Malta
Open Europe / London, UK / Est. 2005
World Council for New Thinking
Hume Society / Akureyri, Iceland / Est. 1974
Teilhard de Chardin Foundation / Paris, France / Est. 1964
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science / Washington DC, USA
Long Now Foundation / San Francisco CA, USA / Est. 1996
TED / New York NY, USA / Est. 1984
Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought / Est. 2009
Thought across All Frontiers / Est. 1981
International Association for Clear Thinking / Appleton WI, USA / Est. 1971
Society for Iberian and Latin American Thought, Waco TX / Waco TX, USA / Est. 1974
Foundation Global Reflexion / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1995
Australasian Association for Process Thought / Sydney NSW, Australia / Est. 1996
Clarté internationale de la pensée
Instituto del Pensamiento Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires / Morón, Argentina
Society for Iberian and Latin American Thought, Washington / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1976
Global Cooperation Bank / Est. 1988
ICOT - The International Conference on Thinking / Est. 1982
International Society for General Semantics / Est. 1943
International Sufi Movement / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1923
Arab Thought Foundation / Beirut, Lebanon / Est. 2000
European Society for the History of Economic Thought / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1995
European Humanist Federation / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1991
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