Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

 
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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Mind: conceptual confusion: false limitation to the mental activities of humans.
Animal/mind: it has been shown that there is no categorial difference between the mental activities of certain animals (elephants, dogs, whales, primates, parrots) and those of humans.
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I 312
Consciousness/animal: the same applies to the consciousness, which is to be found even in the case of invertebrates and possibly protozoa.
Mind/Mayr: there was simply no sudden emergence of the mind.


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E. Mayr
Das ist Biologie Heidelberg 1998


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-09-20