Three degrees of the thought

The unconscious is the engine of the mind, based on the mechanism of association. It is always active, even during the sleep. It is the first degree of the thought, which we commonly call imagination. The memory is not exerting on this unorganized current of ideas, because memory begins with ( and is) their organisation, the structuration of them.

The conscience is the second degree of the thought. It is the faculty to organize, to classify the chaotic flow of the ideas, to retain only those which will be advantageous with the situation. We call this second degree the memory.

The third degree is new comprehension, that is the invention of a new classification, a new language. It relates to the discovery of new relationship between the things for the artist, scientist etc. It also applies to the pupil who understands for the first time a new thing, a new type of classification.


When Newton discovers that attraction between two bodies is proportional to their masses and inversely proportional to the square of their distance, he expresses a new type of classification for a given concept, which is about the fall of any body, formulating a relation that nobody still saw before.

This formula, used later by other people in exercises of physics becomes a type of conscious classification (second degree).

And we are within the first degree with the physicist able to use this concept in a unconscious way, automaticly, because he completely integrated it, at an associative level the deepest of his thought: he can almost use it thinking about something else.










to be educated means to get used to a kind of mental associations (to receive an education in mathematics is to be able to produce naturally mathematical associations which will constitute the base from wich we will draw to solve problems...).





The personality is our type of imagination, namely the fact that we know how to call a certain kind of idea more easily than another.





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