Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Mind, philosophy: the mind is understood to be the activity of thought in the philosophical tradition, or that which enables the human to think. In the tradition the mind is opposed to the body. This traditional concept of mind is often translated as spirit in English. Today the mind is equated with the set of cognitive abilities. See also consciousness, body-soul problem, mind/brain, cognition, computation, spirit.

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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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Geist: begriffliche Verwirrung: falsche Beschränkung auf die mentalen Aktivitäten des Menschen.
Tier/Geist: man hat nachgewiesen, dass zwischen den mentalen Aktivitäten bestimmter Tiere (Elephanten, Hunde, Wale, Primaten, Papageien) und denen des Menschen kein kategorialer Unterschied besteht.
I 312
Bewusstsein/Tier gleiches gilt für das Bewusstsein, das in Ansätzen sogar bei Wirbellosen und möglicherweise Protozoen zu finden ist.
Geist/Mayr: es gab einfach keine plötzliche Emergenz des Geistes.


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E. Mayr
Das ist Biologie Heidelberg 1998


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-08-19