|World, philosophy: here we are concerned about what is counted as a world. If the world is conceived as a totality of objects, states, processes and their relations, as well as the totality of actions and thoughts, no statements are possible about the world which are not circular. See also universe, ontology, totality, whole, outer/inner, paradoxes, circularity._____________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. |
Definition Environment/J. von Uexküll/Radner: the factors that affect the animal. Their number and solidarity is determined by the animal's construction plan.
Definition Inner world/J. v. Uexküll/Radner: consists of the effects produced by the environmental factors in the nervous system. These effects are also ensured and regulated by the construction plan.
For example, the hetero-phenomenological problem of color blindness is essentially an environmental problem.
Environment/Inner world/Radner: both can be approached from the viewpoint of the 1st and the 3rd person.
This distinction does not correspond to that between car and hetero-phenomenology.
Hetero-phenomenology: 1., 3. Person/environment/inner world: all combination of questions are possible.
Environment/hetero-phenomenological: 3rd person: E.g.: "How do things appear to the subject?"
1. Person: E.g. "How would things appear to me if I had a sense device like that of the subject?"
Inner world/hetero-phenomenological: 3rd person: E.g.: "How are the experiences of the subject?"
1. Person: E.g. "How would my experiences be if I were in the circumstances of the subject and had certain characteristics in common with it?".
Environment/Animal/Radner: the (Uexkull's) environment of an animal can be explored independently of any consideration of its inner world._____________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. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
"Heterophenomenology. Learning About the Birds and the Bees", in: Journal of Philosophy 91 (1994) pp. 389-403
Der Geist der Tiere, D Perler/M. Wild, Frankfurt/M. 2005