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In Cometanic discourses and in Millettarian terminology, the term conceptual is distinguished in its application from the term concept, the former of which is considered to hold a broader meaning than the latter. A conceptual, also referred to as an implement, collectively refers to all types of abstract entities (notions, theories, concepts, belief orientations etc.) rather than any particular form of an abstract. The difference between the term conceptual and the term concept is that conceptual encompasses all types of abstract notions while the term concept refers to a specific type of abstract notion in the context of Millettic philosophy.

Forms of conceptuality

In Astronism, there are several different manifestations of conceptuality which are categorised according to seven different kinds.


A concept in Astronism refers to an abstract idea that is formulated clearly and is provided with a name; the difference between an idea and a concept is that concepts have formulated structures and are ascribed with a name while ideas are not.


A theory in Astronism refers to an abstract that is postulated in a more detailed way than a concept and is argued for using logical justifications and evidence rather than simply just stated.


A notion in Astronism refers to an idea written down and formulated into a sentence or a phrase; while a concept is more than to be spoken of or just thought about, a notion is written down. There does exist a great deal of interchangeability between the two terms so after a concept can quickly become a notion and vice versa.

Notion of logic

A notion of logic is a type of conceptual and a subtype of a notion which is strictly predicated upon paths of logic alone and does not incorporate any forms of superstition, presumption, or reliance on faith to complete its argument. Notions of logic typically exist in simplistic forms because the larger the notion the more at threat it is of incorporating elements of presumption and reliance upon partially logical or even illogical elements.


A counternotion is a type of conceptual commonly found throughout the Millettic philosophical tradition and its associated terminology and literary works characterised by the use of a notion to reject another notion, or another type of conceptual, may that be a belief orientation, concept, theory etc.

Instrument of study

An instrument of study pertains to the extent of something, especially in such a way as to conceptually measure it. There exists a range of instruments of study, some of the most prominent within Astronism are orderity, cosmicality, functionality, and fusionality.

Belief orientation

A belief orientation is an important type of conceptual which incorporates the acceptance of the truth of something without necessarily receiving proof of it. Belief, faith, mystery, unknownness and hope are all elements which form the nature of a belief orientation. It is a collection of themed and narrated belief orientations incorporated with other types of conceptuals that formulate belief systems.

Astronist process

An Astronist process is a particular type of belief orientation within the Astronist system of beliefs that involves the occurrence of a process considered to hold mystical, spiritual, existential, eschatological, and soteriological significance.


A preconception is a belief orientation, theory, or notion of pre-Astronist origin that is discussed as part of Astronist philosophy or has otherwise held an influence in the development of the belief structure of Astronism. An example of which is the discussion of the soul in Astronism.


A co-orientation refers to a belief that is non-Millettic (either pre-Millettic or post-omnidoxical) in origin but is either incorporated into Astronism or is provided with considerable interpretative attention by Astronism in order to form an Astronic version of the original belief.


A verity is a conceptual type that is strictly based on empirically sought and founded evidence of the subject to which the verity refers. A verity is the most extreme of all conceptuals as it transcends logicality and asks for physical empirical proof of the subject without just relying on notions of logic.


A superstition is a type of conceptual based on an assumption that saying something or conducting a particular action will lead to a specific consequence, which may either be negative or positive. A superstition is the most extreme conceptual from a verity because a superstition neither relies on logic nor does it lie on faith, but instead, it relies on our sense of fear, hence why many superstitions are predicated upon warnings.


A worldview is a type of conceptual structured by a series of interlocking beliefs that inform a particular conception of the surrounding world, and are usually concerned with topics such as the far future and existential purpose.


A musing is a type of conceptual forming the majority of the Omnidoxy. A musing is a thought or notion that is not provided with an appellation and is not organised into a belief orientation, concept or theory. Essentially, therefore, a musing can be described as a thought or notion that is not developed beyond its written form in the Omnidoxy. Musings can be considered to hold varying levels of potentiality regarding whether they can be transitioned into a notion, theory, concept or belief orientation. Conclusively, a musing is the least developed of all the types of conceptuals.

Conceptual shift

A conceptual shift refers to the process in which a type of conceptual transfers from primarily being one conceptual type to another, an example of which would be if a belief orientation was empirically proven, hence it would shift from being a belief orientation and would change into a verity.

A conceptual shift may not occur intentionally, but may instead occur naturally as a consequence of a series of events that change the nature of the conceptual. Examples of this can be seen linguistically if a conceptual is shifted in the context of a particular dialogue, which may also be referred to as a referential conceptual shift. Alternatively, they can be seen academically or institutionally when the conceptual is officially changed by The Institution or is consistently referred to differently in academic writings.

Conceptual value

Main article: Conceptual value

Conceptual value refers to the extent of the real world value of a conceptual and a valuation of a conceptual is the pinpointing of the specific physical manifestation of those conceptual with the intention of measuring their monetary worth.

Conceptual utility

Main article: Conceptual utility

Conceptual utility is the and is predicated upon the principles of utilitarianism applied to the context of conceptuals, namely considering monetary value or physical utility as the only utility function. This is a belief held by conceptual utilitarianism.

Conceptual emotionality and is predicated upon the ideas of emotion, experience, thought, and feeling applied to the context of conceptuals as a utility function. This is a belief held by conceptual emotionalism.

Conceptual by origin

Conceptuals can also be segmented according to the circumstances in which they originated with the main two categories including:

  • Literarial conceptual –– an Astronist conceptual that verifiably originates from within a particular book.
  • Exarial conceptual –– an Astronist conceptual that did not originate from within a particular book, but instead emerged in debate was only later recorded in a written work.

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