Psychology Dictionary of Arguments

Home Screenshot Tabelle Begriffe

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.

Author Concept Summary/Quotes Sources

Terrence W. Deacon on World/Thinking - Dictionary of Arguments

I 416
World/Thinking/Deacon: in a way we are autistic: like the main character in the movie Rain Man, who acscribes numbers to all objects, we cannot help but see the world in symbolic categories, divide it up according to opposites and tell corresponding stories about it.
, >Categorization, >Classification, >Order, >Signs,
>Symbols, >Symbols/Deacon, >Icons/Deacon.

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.

Dea I
T. W. Deacon
The Symbolic Species: The Co-evolution of language and the Brain New York 1998

Dea II
Terrence W. Deacon
Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter New York 2013

Send Link
> Counter arguments against Deacon
> Counter arguments in relation to World/Thinking

Authors A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Z  

Concepts A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   Y   Z