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mind

1. the human faculty to which are ascribed thought, feeling, etc.; often regarded as an immaterial part of a person
2. intelligence or the intellect, esp as opposed to feelings or wishes
3. (in Cartesian philosophy) one of two basic modes of existence, the other being matter

mind

the mental faculties, mental experience of the human individual, involving self-consciousness, ‘free will’, thinking processes and unconscious processes. It is a hypothetical, and sometimes metaphysical, construct, which expresses a holistic capacity based on the neurophysiological processes of the brain, yet additively becoming more than these, i.e. an emergent property. Philosophically, there are disagreements about the way to express these properties. Major disputes have existed on the mind-body relation, on whether or not mind and body are to be conceptualized as separate ‘immaterial’ and ‘material’ realms (See DUALISM. MATERIALISM). Related debates (in PSYCHOLOGY) surround the doctrine of BEHAVIOURISM, that scientific psychology can proceed only by analysis of overt behaviour, not mental events. It should be noted, however, that doctrines such as philosophical materialism, which reject a dualism of mind and body, are not necessarily committed to a denial of ‘emergent properties’ of mind for many explanatory purposes. See also STRATIFICATIONAL MODEL OF SOCIAL ACTION AND CONSCIOUSNESS.

mind

[mīnd]
(psychology)
The sum total of the neural processes which receive, code, and interpret sensations, recall and correlate stored information, and act on it.
The state of consciousness.
The understanding, reasoning, and intellectual faculties and processes considered as a whole.
The psyche, or the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious considered together.
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There have always been mindless thugs, there probably always will be, but we are entitled to expect better from people to whom we entrust our young or our legislature.
Football is there for all people to enjoy, but unfortunately we still get the mindless individuals who seem to get a kick out of beating up pensioners.
To the mindless parents who allow their kids to ride these noisy machines I suggest you maybe keep a more watchful eye on them, because the way they are hurtling around Lepton - more interested in trying to talk to each other then watching the road - then one of them will certainly end up in hospital.
Insp Bob Musgrove, of Leamington police, said: "This appears to be an example of mindless vandalism by a group of youths.
When the White House bellyaches about Rush's talk-radio forum as mindless, or jokes that he is a racist, the Clintonites signal the marketplace that they, too, are among the enlightened few who know that middle-class attitudes are beyond the pale of decency.
It is mindless vandalism and I urge anyone who saw anybody acting suspiciously in the area to get in touch with me or my colleagues.
Words can't really describe how I feel about them, but mindless idiots comes close.
Thuggish boxer Michael Ridley killed a soldier and injured his wife in a mindless attack.
MINDLESS vandals have smashed their way into a Northumberland church.
It is not believed the gravestones were specifically targeted, but members of the community have been left upset by the mindless attacks on the memorials.
It was just a mindless act of vandalism that has really upset me.