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Symbols: The concept of a symbol has, in a broader sense, the same meaning as the concept of a sign. The special use of the concept in different authors differs in some respects fundamentally, for example, with regard to which role conventions play in the formation of symbols and whether symbols form a system. See also signs, icons, conventions, meaning, reference, picture theory, representation, substitution, code.
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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.

 
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Konrad Lorenz on Symbols - Dictionary of Arguments

Lorenz I 94
Symbol/Animal/Lorenz: Within the animal world, there are no symbols handed down from generation to generation.
However, there are real traditions in animal forms with high learning ability: jackdaws, grayleg goose, rats.
I 95
E.g. rats: know about the dangerousness of poisons.
>Learning
, >Culture.

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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.

Lorenz I
K. Lorenz
Das sogenannte Böse Wien 1963


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