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  • I have seen descriptions of the 12 world types, but what are thinking types?

    • The first 7 chapters describe different kinds of thinking.
      Rational Thinking
      Speculative Thinking
      Reflective Thinking
      Reactive Thinking
      Critical Thinking
      Independent Thinking
      Scientific Thinking

  • Feelings and emotions are a response to the reality formed by thought so they are secondary in the sense they are merely given like any other percept. Like all percepts we study them to understand them by adding thought to them. My interest in TPOF is more psychology than philosophy. I would like to develop thinking types and worldview types from the book like a psychologist would.

    psychology: scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior

    philosophy: the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence

    cognitive psychology: a branch of psychology concerned with mental processes (as perception, thinking, learning, and memory)

  • How is the process of cognition different from psychology? For instance, I examine my emotional state of resentment that I feel when I am busy doing a bunch of things that I'd rather not be doing. The resentment becomes the object of study. How is this different from pursuing psychology? 

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