problem i have with quote

Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 07:23 am
Hi, I read a quote from John Dewey as follows " Even when thinking is used in a broad sense, it is usually restricted to matters not directly perceived: to what we do not see, smell , hear or touch" by that logic we couldn't think about anything as everything or most things we thinks of we have directly seen at some point. Can any one give me their opinion on the quote as it is doing my head in.
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steve 101
Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 07:42 am
Please someone get back the quote is by John Dewey.
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 07:52 am
Have patience. This is a site with people from many places in the world, some of whom are now asleep or driving to or from work, and so on. Check back from time to time.
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 03:38 pm
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Reply Tue 21 Oct, 2014 03:52 pm
@steve 101,
He qualifies the statement with "usually", so your notion of "that logic" falls down, and also I believe he is referring to what people usually mean when they talk about "thinking", rather than the nature of the act of cogitation itself.

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