David Shikiar

How Does Thinking Begin?

Let us address ourselves to the problem of thinking. The theme, being too large for compact treatment, needs to be narrowed somewhat. I propose that we think about thinking in its inception, in its first manifestation as thinking. Let us ask then, how does thinking begin?
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Introduction: Thinking Fundamentals

We are happy to have been given the opportunity to publish the essays which were presented at the Fall 1999 Junior Fellows Conference at the IWM. The majority of the participants decided to title the volume ‘Thinking Fundamentals.’ The title is appropriate as a unifying concept because it succinctly expresses the significance of the various essays here collected. Each of the contributing scholars is just beginning his or her respective academic career and accordingly the essays may be read as so many fundamenta: foundations for continuing research and thinking.
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