|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. |
|Avr 151 I
Behavior / Armstrong / Avramides: first has to mean: physical conduct. - Otherwise, circular. - In contrast, actual behavior: / Armstrong: also refers to the mind.
Avr 157 I
actual behavior / Armstrong / Avramides: is interpreted behavior that can be seen only by a subject in other subjects. - Avramides: third-person viewpoint. - No God standpoint or neurophysiology. - I 159 Then the spirit can not be only contingently connected to behavior. - A subject can never be separated from his experience. - However, without significant reference to behavior._____________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.
AR II = Disp
D. M. Armstrong
Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996
What is a Law of Nature? Cambridge 1983