The child's mind by John White
By John White
A desirable advent to the younger learner's brain for lecturers, mom and dad, and scholars in philosophy of education.
content material: publication conceal; name; Contents; Acknowledgements; creation; what's the kid's mind?; thoughts and idea studying; ideals: maps through which we steer; Do minds develop?; Who wishes intelligence?; what's thinking?; mind's eye and creativity; Motivating childrens; teaching the sentiments; the full baby; Appendix extra approximately minds; Works stated within the textual content; Index;
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Apparently not. Toothache is certainly a conscious state if anything is. But it does not seem to be directed consciousness. We do not feel pain at anything or about anything or for anything: we just feel it, full stop. If so, this is surely a counterexample to the thesis that all consciousness is consciousness of something. Or is it? Someone may object that it is simply not true that pain is never directed. We can have mental pains. We can be pained by an insult. Here the object of our distressed state is a demeaning remark— or rather what we take to be one.
Underlying these abilities is a deeper, usually implicit, understanding, as we saw earlier, of the logical connexions between mountain bike and related concepts such as wheel and gear and many others. e. of mountain bike as having a referential rather than adverbial use. Implicit in these abilities and types of understanding is a grasp of the principle whereby different phenomena are to be grouped together as 44 The Child’s Mind falling under the concept. Mountain bikes can be of different materials, colours and sizes, but what all of them have in common is that they are wheeled vehicles powered by the rider and rideable off-road.
Readings on relationships between minds, brains and bodies are found at the end of the Appendix. Chapter 2 Concepts and concept learning What are concepts? Developing children’s minds means working with and modifying the concepts they already possess. This is true of their perceptions, beliefs, abilities, intelligence, imagination, desires and emotions. In every area concepts are pivotal. But what are they? When I ask my students to brainstorm on this for a few minutes, the replies dashed down on the flipchart always include two items: ‘ideas in one’s head’ and ‘connexion with language’.