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Innate: abilities, ideas, dispositions, which are not acquired in the course of a development, but are present in an organism from the outset. - In philosophy N. Chomsky and J. Locke are relevant authors on this topic.

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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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Gerhard Vollmer on Innateness - Dictionary of Arguments

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Innate/innate ideas/innate things/Vollmer: E.g. motion vision, color vision, sense of time, depth perception, so the "ability to interpret two-dimensional retinal images in three dimensions - consistency performances: recognition, form categories (classes, terms), knowledge of human faces, smile and anger facial expression, the optical fixing of a sound source (even if born blind), language ability, need for speaking - partly innate: intelligence, musicality, logical structures (e.g. modus ponens, biologically realized by the ability to form certain reflexes), elementary mathematical structures (e.g. group structures and forming invariants). Possibly causal thinking - VollmerVsEmpirism: most programs are already incorporated at birth and they consistently fit to our environment.


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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 [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.

Vollmer I
G. Vollmer
Was können wir wissen? Bd. I Die Natur der Erkenntnis. Beiträge zur Evolutionären Erkenntnistheorie Stuttgart 1988

Vollmer II
G. Vollmer
Was können wir wissen? Bd II Die Erkenntnis der Natur. Beiträge zur modernen Naturphilosophie Stuttgart 1988


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