On the Way to Conceptual and Perceptual Knowledge

  • Kuno Lorenz


In his introduction to Ways of Worldmaking Nelson Goodman has given a characterization of some important changes which philosophy underwent during history in order to assign a proper place to his own theory of symbols. It belongs, he states, to “that mainstream of modern philosophy that began when Kant exchanged the structure of the world for the structure of the mind, continued when C. I. Lewis exchanged the structure of the mind for the structure of concepts, and that now proceeds to exchange the structure of concepts for the structure of the several symbol systems of the sciences, philosophy, the arts, perception, and everyday discourse.”


Conceptual Knowledge Symbol System Rational Organization Symbolic Action Perceptual Knowledge 
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