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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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So why did we so mindlessly accept that we were the unsullied good guys and they were the evil empire?
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Discipline needs to be enforced, but mindlessly copying out lines is so unimaginative it is laughable, exposing Mr Gove's inability to come up with new answers to teach kids a lesson.
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This is a clear attempt on the part of Republican leadership to punish those in Washington who vote the way they promised their constituents they would -- on principle -- instead of mindlessly rubber-stamping trillion dollar deficits and the bankrupting of America.
THE injuries suffered by Simon Morris when a thug mindlessly flung a glass across a city centre pub were horrific.
Birkdale and Ainsdale Inspector Jim Atherton said: "Waking up to find your car mindlessly vandalised in this way must have been incredibly annoying for these residents so I am please to be able to tell them arrests have been made.
This party therefore cannot be trusted to review employment law - and their Lib Dem partners need to consider whether they will continue to mindlessly prop up this rapidly degenerating government, and face judgement by history, and possibly even sooner by the electorate?
If we were just another animal competing for finite resources we wouldn't give it a second thought and would mindlessly consign two thirds of the world's species to an infinity of non-existence.