spatial
thinking

It can be seen that vision requires space. Therefore
when we compare thinking to modes of vision, we spatialise our thinking. Space
can be understood with reference to geometry. Mathematicians are good at
recognising patterns. What they often do is to imagine their numbers spatially.
The square of a number, for instance, is quite literally a square made of that
number.

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3˛ = . . .

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Then they test those patterns, twist them allow all
sorts of alternative configurations to pass review. If you want to find new
ways to conceptualise thinking it might help to become acquainted with
mathematical notions such as topology, chaos theory, set theory, geometry, etc.

Philosophers often spatialise their thinking.
Relations in value and meaning are placed “above” and “below” each other. In
this way a conceptual space of value is created with which we build the
structure of society.