A model of mental process

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
George Alexander Fain (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Fritz Mengert

Abstract: This paper will discuss the mind of man. Mind suggests mental processes and not physical parts, while man signifies an individual within the human species. Specifically, I intend to introduce new words and systems to encourage discussion of mental processes in language other than that which is currently used. The weakness of this paper may lie in the very breadth of its scope and in its attempt to synthesize a great deal of information. This paper is a beginning. It is the first sketch, in words, of my ideas. It is a brief presentation of my ideas, which are still incomplete, and a restatement of ideas of others. I have taken the liberty of restating these ideas within the structure of my model of the man's mind. Ideas presented in this paper may be difficult to grasp. The very limits of language as I use it in mental processes may hinder complete description of those processes. Language enables man to proceed reasonably, but it limits mental operations to straight lines and allows only one channel of process at any one time. Alan Watts suggests that while straight lines of language are simpler, squiggles are more accurate representations of the natural world.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Thought and thinking
Mind and body
Mental work

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