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Is the Mind Real ?

Muller, Herbert FJ (1997) Is the Mind Real ? [Preprint]

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Abstract

The mind as a whole escapes objective studies because belief in mind- independent reality is self-contradictory and by definition excludes subjective experience (awareness, 'consciousness') from reality. The mind's center therefore vanishes in studies which imply exclusive objectivism or empiricism. This conceptual difficulty can be counteracted by acknowledging that all mental and world structures arise within an unstructured origin- and-matrix for knowledge-structures and beliefs. The mind's structure is thus at the center of reality. Use of such a zero-structure reference can also help to clarify some related conceptual difficulties and to bridge the gap between the 'two cultures'.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:mind, experience, awareness, consciousness, brain, nature, reality, truth, metaphysics, zero-reference
Subjects:Philosophy > Epistemology
Philosophy > Metaphysics
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:361
Deposited By:Muller, Herbert FJ
Deposited On:29 Sep 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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