Dialogue and Universalism

Volume 17, Issue 12, 2007

Complementarity and Unification

Andrew Targowski
Pages 37-55

Wisdom as a Mental Tool of the Symbolic Species

This paper investigates the reason why humans developed a brain and mind and the mental processes employed in the search for wisdom. The Anthropological and Cognitive Approaches are applied in defining major cybernetic anatomies of a brain and mind. The INFOCO Systems are defined and applied in defining the stage-oriented development of humans’ kinds. A concept and evolution of a mind is defined too, and eight minds are recognized which are grouped in four clusters: Basic, Whole, Global, and Universal Minds. Their development in particular civilizations is analyzed, and a model of wisdom’s bifurcation is presented.