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mind

1. the human faculty to which are ascribed thought, feeling, etc.; often regarded as an immaterial part of a person
2. intelligence or the intellect, esp as opposed to feelings or wishes
3. (in Cartesian philosophy) one of two basic modes of existence, the other being matter

mind

the mental faculties, mental experience of the human individual, involving self-consciousness, ‘free will’, thinking processes and unconscious processes. It is a hypothetical, and sometimes metaphysical, construct, which expresses a holistic capacity based on the neurophysiological processes of the brain, yet additively becoming more than these, i.e. an emergent property. Philosophically, there are disagreements about the way to express these properties. Major disputes have existed on the mind-body relation, on whether or not mind and body are to be conceptualized as separate ‘immaterial’ and ‘material’ realms (See DUALISM. MATERIALISM). Related debates (in PSYCHOLOGY) surround the doctrine of BEHAVIOURISM, that scientific psychology can proceed only by analysis of overt behaviour, not mental events. It should be noted, however, that doctrines such as philosophical materialism, which reject a dualism of mind and body, are not necessarily committed to a denial of ‘emergent properties’ of mind for many explanatory purposes. See also STRATIFICATIONAL MODEL OF SOCIAL ACTION AND CONSCIOUSNESS.

mind

[mīnd]
(psychology)
The sum total of the neural processes which receive, code, and interpret sensations, recall and correlate stored information, and act on it.
The state of consciousness.
The understanding, reasoning, and intellectual faculties and processes considered as a whole.
The psyche, or the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious considered together.
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In 1969 Duckworth wrote: "Voices like ours are needed more than ever--for peace, against increasing production, sale and use of increasingly horrible means of massive destruction, for civil rights, against manipulation and repression, for children, against corrupting, burning, starving them and poisoning their environment, for life on this planet for our grandchildren; against the military and industrial mindlessness which is destroying it and the smugness, stupidity, feelings of helplessness and the wrong uses of power which allow this destruction to continue.
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But, as Langer explains, "Certainty breeds mindlessness.
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But when literature professors discuss works that lift human beings out of drudgery, mindlessness, and vulgarity--art that transcends the moment, ideas that alter the path of civilizations--they garner respect.
THE MINDLESSNESS OF POWER sometimes creates a memory from what was meant to be amnesia," Chris Marker observes in Inner Time of Television, 2007, the words appearing on a wall above a bank of video monitors as part of an installation made by the London-based Otolith Group in collaboration with the French filmmaker--and put on view in this past fall's First Athens Biennial.