Oh and that empathy that you`re all so proud of is that you predict that person and applaud Yuorselves behind his back because you can refer to his situation. Unless your telepathy or has experienced any variable that has had an effect on that person shaping their perceptions, etc., you can`t. An abstraction can therefore capture each of these levels of detail without loss of general goodness. But maybe a detective or philosopher/scientist/engineer could try to learn something, at deeper and deeper levels of detail, to solve a crime or mystery. Carl Garçons` definition of abstraction has extended its scope beyond the thought process and includes exactly four complementary psychological functions that are mutually exclusive: sensation, intuition, feeling, and thought. Together, they form a structural set of the process of differentiating abstraction. . . .