Subbotsky, Eugene (2000) The mind of an individual as a system of realities : the computational revolution and Spirit in exile. EPRINTS-JOURNAL. (Unpublished)Full text not available from this repository.
This paper is about the structure and development of the individual mind. An attempt is made to show that the mind is not merely the sum of psychological faculties, but instead, an entity with a structure and function of its own. The “unit” of this structure is not a psychological faculty, like perception or thinking, but rather a domain of reality. The function of the mind is to establish the ontological status of every piece of reality, be it a thought, a feeling, or a perceptual image. As a result, the mind’s development is presented as both the progressive differentiation of the domains of reality and the growing capacity to accurately assess the ontological status of elements of reality within and between these domains. Finally, the theory that the individual mind develops from the progressive replacement of the irrational mind of an infant with the rational mind of an adult is questioned. In contrast, I argue that rational and irrational types of realities coexist in the individual mind at all times during development.
|Journal or Publication Title:||EPRINTS-JOURNAL|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology|
|Deposited By:||Dr Eugene Subbotsky|
|Deposited On:||19 Aug 2009 09:55|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:37|
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