Knowledge and the Human Mind: Phenomenology and Others

the brain produces the mind through cultivation. Thus, the structure of the mind is not a priori, but culturally developed. The logic, semantics, and conceptual framework of a mind are all cultivated. While feeling is a natural function of the mind, all feelings of a mind are concept-laden or concept-mediated. A person is educated to think better, to feel in a certain way, and to have a better taste; the mind educated and civilized is better than the mind uneducated and barbarian. The key here is that a knowing mind is a constructor and a constructing space, not merely a knower akin to a mirror or a camera in the process of knowing.


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