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Logic and Intuition: Features, Stages of Our Thinking

Nikolas analyzes two sizes of our thinking. He is fond of the history of philosophy.

Dr. Serguiy Maksymenko, Psychology of Thinking, Ukraine

Dr. S.Maksymenko

Dr. S.Maksymenko

Whitney Wrinkle Transitions

The analysis of the relationship between intuition and logic allowed to creation of an original author's bipolar-dialectical model of creative intelligence and for the first time to make a mathematical topological description of the process of creative thinking in the language of catastrophe theory. The creative process, the main forms of their interaction, modeled on the metrics of the so-called topological "Whitney wrinkle" transitions of intuition to logic and vice versa - from logic to intuition

Genetic Semantics

  • Special attention is paid to linguistic and psychological aspects of creative activity. In this regard, the traditional linguistics theory of lexical-semantic field (LSP), the idea of ​​verbal polysemic field T.N. Ushakova, a well-known method of the creative field DB Epiphany, the idea of ​​a creative mental field L.Ya. Dorfman. To analyze the complex creative semantic processes and phenomena characteristic of collective creativity and the emergence of whole sets of scientific ideas, concepts, and paradigms, the theory of catalytic creative polysemantic field (CCPP) is proposed, which is considered by the author as a further development of LSP theory, as well as the ideas of Ushakova, Epiphany and Dorfman.
  • The role of the CCP in the genesis of scientific discoveries is revealed (on the example of the history of the discovery of the special theory of relativity). Such important components and concepts of KKPP as embryonic nuclear protosema-convolution of the theory (development of a category of an initial cell in the genetic-modeling method SD are formulated and defined).Maksymenko), the embryonic-genetic collective strategy of thinking, genetic semantics as a type of distributed semantic network, unrealized potential nuclear protosems of theory.

Embryonic Protosema

  • It is established that in the process of creating the classical lexical-semantic field (LSP) of language (which describes, basically, stationary established meanings of concepts) is transformed into a lexico-semantic formation, which changes dynamically - creative catalytic polysemic field CCPF. Within the framework of the CCP, a new scientific theory "grows" and develops from the nucleus of the CCPP, the embryonic nuclear protoseme-convolution theory.
  • When the process of formation and development of a new scientific concept is completed, and the new concept acquires a complete and established form, the CCPP becomes again an LSP. In this case, the "mature" and "strengthened" "processes" of the embryonic protosema - the emerging provisions and concepts of the new theory - are transformed into a system of established concepts of theory in LSP.

From Static to Dynamic Intelligence

  • In addition to the theoretical aspects of the problem of creative thinking, the monograph presents a set of methods of developing psychosemantic mechanisms of thinking, such as methods of process thinking, restructuring, combining incompatible concepts, application of analogies, and more. This develops the strategic concept of thinking VA Please. The method of restructuring is the implementation of the reconstructive strategy of thinking, the method of bisociation and combination of incompatible presented by us as the implementation of the strategy of combinatorial actions, the method of analogy as the implementation of the strategy of analogy. and dynamic intelligence.
  • The phenomenon of processualization of thinking as a phenomenon of transition from static to dynamic intelligence is analyzed. The method of development of dynamic creative intelligence by objectification and processualization of thinking is offered.

Features, Mechanisms, and Stages

Types of thinkingLogicIntuition

Psychosemantic carrier

Monosemantic convultion

Polysemantic convultion

Mode of flow of psychosemantic processus

Quatitized, "corpuscular"

Intermittent, continuous

Stages of cognition, which involved this type of thinking

1. Statement of the problem

1. Synthesis, dissociation (interference of meanings)

2. Accumulation of facts and knowledge

2. Search for an idea at the level of unconscious, incubation

3. Analysis of facts and knowledge

3. Insight, discovery

4. Description of discovery, its explanation, and formalization of meanings

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Intuition or Boy in Skies




For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What does "Whitny wrinkle" transitions mean?
    • From intuition to logic
    • From intuition to logic and vice versa
  2. What is the embryonic nuclear protoseme-convultion theory?
    • New scientific theory
    • Old scientific theory
  3. How is the phenomenon of processualization of thinking analyzed?
    • As transition from static to dynamic intelligence?
    • As analysis of dynamic intelligence

Answer Key

  1. From intuition to logic and vice versa
  2. New scientific theory
  3. As transition from static to dynamic intelligence?


  1. Psykologichni problem tvorchoi diialnosti. Kyiv. Pedagogichni dumka. P.p. 537, ISBN978-966-644-426-7,

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