By Peter J. Uhlhaas, Wolf Singer (auth.), Wolfgang Welsch, Wolf J. Singer, André Wunder (eds.)

This quantity is the results of a examine undertaking entitled “Evolutionary Continuity – Human Specifics – the opportunity of target wisdom” that used to be performed by way of representatives of six educational disciplines (evolutionary biology, evolutionary anthropology, mind examine, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology and philosophy) over a interval of 3 and a part years. the start line for the undertaking was once the newly rising riddle of human strong point: even though the individuality of humans is undisputable, all motives for this truth have successively been discarded or refuted in fresh a long time. there isn't any detailed issue which may clarify the particularities of human life. quite, all human talents derive from a continual relation to pre-human abilities, that's to claim, to parts that have been constructed past within the phylogeny and have been later inherited. yet ranging from talents which are something yet distinctive, how might the particularity of people have developed? This was once the guiding query of the undertaking. during this paintings we attempt to reply to it through addressing the subsequent difficulties: How robust is evolutionary continuity in humans? How will we remember that it gave technique to cultural discontinuity? Which element of cultural life is actually targeted to people? Can the potential of target wisdom be visible as a (admittedly severe) for instance? – The solutions are supposed to aid make clear the relevant factor of up to date medical anthropology.

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De W. Welsch et al. 1007/978-3-642-11668-1_2, # Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011 19 20 R. Mausfeld of our mental make-up, namely our mental capacity to employ different “mental perspectives” in a given situation of sensory stimulation. For instance, if we mentally focus on the concrete painting hanging on a wall (or being reproduced in a book), the painted canvass is the salient object of perception. If, in another mental perspective, we focus on the depicted scene, we are mentally reading through the canvass, as it were, and regard it simply as a medium by which the depicted scene is conveyed to us as the salient object of perception.

James (1890, p 1222) lauded this as a “brilliant and seductive statement” that “doubtless includes a good deal of truth”. It founders, however, according to James, “when the details are scrutinised, many of them will be seen to be inexplicable in this simple way”. It is a matter of course that perception must structurally mirror or at least not contradict biological relevant aspects of the external world. This, however, is hardly an insight but rather simply rephrases from a functional point of view the kind of mental phenomena that have been singled out as an object of enquiry.

At the core of our ordinary conception of perception thus is some kind of a (culturally refined) naı¨ve realism, that is, the idea that the world, as it really and independently of an observer is, is mirrored in perception. We are convinced that perception basically works the way it phenomenally appears to us and that – apart from a few “perceptual illusions” – we perceive the world as it really is. 3 On this account, perception is regarded as an entirely conspicuous process. At the same time, we are, of course, willing to accept some refinements and subtleties that are compelled by physics, which in turn claims to describe the world as it really is.

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