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What is lateral thinking?

Question asked by: mrquestion

Asked on: 23 Dec 2009

Lateral thinking is the process of thinking creatively and making jumps and leaps and generating new ideas, thinking things that no-one else has thought before.

It is to be distinguished from logical thinking whereby you make deductions and inferences.

With truly great lateral thinking a solution to a problem might suddenly appear to you and hit you as obvious in a way that does not happen with logical thinking as that requires a process of reasoning.

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Replied at: 23 Dec 2009
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