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15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 1. Mind / b. Purpose of mind

[what minds are for]

8 ideas
Knowledge is the essence of the mind [Spinoza]
Mind is a thinking substance which can know God and eternal truths [Leibniz]
The intellect and senses are a simplifying apparatus [Nietzsche]
The mind has evolved entirely for practical interests, seen in our reflex actions [James]
Having thoughts and feelings need engagement in the world [Heidegger, by Wrathall]
A mind is an organ of representation [Lewis]
The function of a mind is obvious [Fodor]
Empirical approaches see mind connections as mirrors/maps of reality [Fodor]