What is thinking like? Chances are good that you don’t have a very clear answer to that general question. You might take a stab at a response: “It’s like people talking to themselves” or, “It’s how problems are solved.” But you are not likely to consider either of these answers to be satisfactory, so let us take an easier question. What is your thinking like? That should be an easy one, because it asks for a description of something that you have been doing almost every waking minute of your entire life; certainly you should be able to describe that. But once again, this turns out to be a difficult question, no easier to answer than other intimate questions such as, “What does saliva taste like?” We take thinking, like saliva, so much for granted that it seems impossible to describe it.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

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  • Russell T. Hurlburt
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  1. 1.University of Nevada Las VegasLas VegasUSA

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