Asked in Definitions
What are abstract ideas?
September 19, 2010 4:10PM
An abstract idea is an idea that can be interpreted in many different ways.
Some examples include:
Betrayal, Charity, Courage, Cowardice, Cruelty, Forgiveness, Truth, Love, Anger, Fear, Grief, Happiness, Jealously, Sympathy, Insanity, Knowldege, Wisdom, Right/Wrong, Duty, Fame, Justice, Liberty, Friendship, Greed, Innocence, Rules, Social Norm, and Religion.
Usually these abstract terms are difficult to define alone, but easier when in context. For example: What is Right? vs. What is the right answer to this math equation?
For most people it will be easier to answer the second question, because it is in context.