Felsefe Dünyasi 67 (67):120-143 (2018)

Engin Yurt
Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi
In this article, some theories about evolutionary progress of human mind are examined and criticised. Through a comparative reading of these theories -which are sometimes contradictory to each other- it has been tried to present the common missing parts of these theories. The meaning of these theories for philosophy has been thought and the presupposition of linearity in these theories is criticised. The relation of the concept of emotion with the terms like cognition, apprehension, comprehension, intellect, self-awareness, consciousness -which stand forward within these theories- is emphasized. Through the visual cliff experiment, it has been attempted to clarify this relation.
Keywords Human  Mind  Evolution  Progress  Theory
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