Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Locke, John
 
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Mental States Dennett I 30
mind / Locke: blank slate. (Goes back to Plato).
Dennnet II (where?):
mind / Locke: "evidence" of the primacy of the mind: If there is the eternal, there must be a thinking being. Unthinking matter can never produce a thinking being. Nor can such matter emerge out of nothing.
Matter can not even produce moving out of itself.
Therefore, at the beginning there must be a mind.
Locke I 32
mind / Locke: skills: 1. distinguish - 2. compare - 3. assembling - 4. abstraction - that makes more complex insights possible - indispensable: 1. memory - 2. language.

Loc II
J. Locke
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Den I
D. Dennett
Darwins gefährliches Erbe Hamburg 1997

Den II
D. Dennett
Spielarten des Geistes Gütersloh 1999


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-26