Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
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.

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I 114
Behavior/Maturana: not determined by semantic or functional values, but by the structure of the nervous system. - E.g. flight and landing are irrelevant to the internal dynamics of the aircraft (system). - ((s) structure determines behavior, but not vice versa.) - Behavior: changing relations and interactions of an organism with its environment, such as those described by an observer.
I 128
Behavior/Organism/Body/Maturana: different organisms can produce the same behavior - therefore from the behavior can not be inferred the physiology. - Regularity is always part of the description.


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Mat I
U. Maturana
Biologie der Realität Frankfurt 2000


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-21