|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.|
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|Avramides I 139
Behavior / thought / speech / Locke: Thesis: behavior is only contingently linked with thoughts. - AvramidesVs: Problem: when we assume that, what has behavior to do with spirit. - (Vs "objective spirit") - When words stand for ideas, the behavior is irrelevant. - Physicalism: holds behavior for equally unimportant as idealism._____________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.
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Meaning and Mind Boston 1989