|Behavior, philosophy: behavior ist the set of observable changes in the describable state of living organisms that are initiated by these organisms themselves, or which are a reaction to external stimuli, in which there is a certain choice of the reaction. Flanking thoughts do not belong to behavior, since an arbitrary extension of the frame of reference would make a determination of the behavior impossible. See also behaviorism, psychology, mentalism, naturalism, observation._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Humberto Maturana on Behavior - Dictionary of Arguments
Behavior/Maturana: not determined by semantic or functional values, but by the structure of the nervous system. - E.g. flight and landing are irrelevant to the internal dynamics of the aircraft (system). - ((s) structure determines behavior, but not vice versa.)
>Nervous System, >Structure/Maturana, >Systems/Maturana.
Behavior: changing relations and interactions of an organism with its environment, such as those described by an observer.
Behavior/Organism/Body/Maturana: different organisms can produce the same behavior - therefore from the behavior can not be inferred the physiology. - Regularity is always part of the description.
>Regularities._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Biologie der Realität Frankfurt 2000