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Re: [xmca] Consciousness: Ilyenkov
On Fri, 25 Sep 2009, Martin Packer wrote:
<We agree with Spinoza, who considered thinking to be a capability of certain
kinds of material bodies. Bodies with this capacity can adjust their
activities with respect to other material bodies. This is to say that one of
the attributes of substance (matter) is thinking.>
I think it would help a lot to recognize the formal determinations of
things (substances?) as well as their material determinations.
What is reproduced in the mirror is not the matter, but the form. Thought
is the activity of sign-relations in*formed by physical and semiosic
relations within and among the objects of thinking.
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