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World/thinking: Questions about the reality of the world in comparison to perception and interpretation by the mind are central to philosophy. To what extent is objective knowledge or "objective" perception possible? Can thinking not only overcome the limitations of perception but also recognize them in the first place? See also perception, thinking, knowledge, cognition, objectivity, world, reality.
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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Chris Frith on World/Thinking - Dictionary of Arguments

I 51
Brain/world/reality/perception/Frith: thesis: even if our brain works normally, we have no direct access to the world.
, >External world, >Knowledge, >Certainty, >Perception.
I 52
Nerve conduction/nerve pathways/Frith: conduction velocity: was first measured in 1852 (Helmholtz): 20 msec for 1 meter, sometimes even slower: 100 msec.
Unconscious/Helmholtz/perception/Frith: thesis: (because of the slowness of nerve conduction) perception depends on "unconscious conclusions".
>Unconscious, >Consciousness.
Later he did not need this formulation any more, in order to avoid a confusion with Schopenhauer's linguistic usage.
Cf. >Libet experiment.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Frith I
Chris Frith
Making up the Mind: How the Brain Creates Our Mental World, Hoboken/NJ 2007
German Edition:
Wie unser Gehirn die Welt erschafft Heidelberg 2013

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