Let us waste no time in discussions about abstract law and right.
St. Anselm proved the existence of God by the most abstract arguments.
Speculative or theoretic knowledge is divided into abstract and concrete.
Thus, physiology is an abstract science; but zoology is concrete.
This is not the fault of Columbus, albeit we only have an abstract of his journal.
If we say 'Not pleasure, not virtue, not wisdom, nor yet any quality which we can abstract from these'—what then?
Philosophy had become extravagant, eclectic, abstract, devoid of any real content.
The system of Hegel frees the mind from the dominion of abstract ideas.
We see the advantage of viewing in the concrete what mankind regard only in the abstract.
We begin with the most abstract, and proceed from the abstract to the concrete.