"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Friday, May 31, 2013

Why Behaviorists by Definition Are Incapable of Comprehending Human Creativity

This points out, albeit only through its striking omission from these models, the fundamental differentia specifica between all animal consciousness and the truly human creative mind. Humans are uniquely capable of creating a mission to change their practices to obtain a new plateau of capability in increasing available resources by redefining and expanding them through technological innovation. Thus breaking the fixity inherent in proceeding merely deductively from past experiences like dumb beasts. In the language of mathematical physics new singularities are envisioned in the purview of distinctly human sovereign noetic mental processes.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:47 PM

    I will allow myself to disagree a bit :)
    I call it "internalism" and "externalism". Mind, sensorical experience ("the given" vs "stimulus") language, psyche, culture, science etc. Internalists interpet. Externalist explain. (these terms "i/e" are also used in physics or quasi-physic with same meaning). There is a whole spectrum of intermediate positions. However, externalism is still insufficient.
    [omiting longer discusion, to final point:]
    It is not "mental events" that mysteriously dvell in brains spread all over the earth, that create meanings, culture, science. They did not do science before their group-level organization was sufficienty sink into buildings, roads, farms, many types of tools, behavioral protocols passed on newborns, etc. etc. It is not sum of individual "minds" that drives science now, because it would be nothing without busines, politics, laws. There were times similar physical structure of distributed tools standed as ground for burning first scientist.
    And it goes deeper, to begining of mind ... of social animals .. etc. whole evolution. .. We see that it is environment that creates "computation" within itself, not that mysteriously some creatures self-organise and emerge thinking out of nothing.
    Embodiment without phenomenology.


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