25 February 2011

A metaphor of the world

In the structure of the brain we can locate the functions of the mind; out of the functions of the mind we can assemble meaning; and in the organization of meaning we can perceive culture. 
Culture evolved as the spearhead of civilization, which shapes the drives that define the higher functions of the human species. Those drives are what political/economic and moral systems are meant to channel into productive and co-operative activities. 
If the brain is a metaphor of the world, it is so insofar as the brain contains the makings of how we sense and shape our environments. 

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