Theory of Mind/Evolution of Human Consciousness

Jesse S. Cook III (jcook@AWOD.COM)
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 12:53:13 -0400

A little tardily, I would like to comment, approvingly, on Edward W.
Farrell's posting of 29 July 1996, in which he said:

"I do not understand how any science that would purport to explain human
behavior can afford to neglect coming to terms with the...mind from which
any given behavior ultimately originates..."

Amen, brother!

"The unique problem with a theory of mind is regression, i.e., the subject
of the theory is also its object...As difficult this is, dealing with mind
openly and straightforwardly is all the more essential, in my view. Else
how will the anthropologist ever account for the suppositions and prejudices
that work to shape his or her view of the field?"

Right on, guy!

Jesse S. Cook III E-Mail:
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"Our attitude toward others is not determined by who *they* are;
it is determined by who *we* are."