Pure thought is an English translation of an expression originally attributed to Kant and Hegel. Their usage of the German counterpart revolved around the question of whether pure thought could exist without an object or some material. Today, more popular uses exist. The usage here is that pure thought is simply a process, another term for thought experiment.
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- Treatise on Logic (1895)
- The Thought that Counts, Paul Davies, New Scientist, 6 May 1995