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Evolution of an A Priori or Plasticity of the Matrix of Consciousness


MikhailB. Strigin
Abstract

The paper substantiates the hypothesis of a close connection between Chomsky's proto-language theory and Kant's ideas about an a priori knowledge. This is confirmed by the work of Catherine Malabou, proving the historicity of the evolution of the brain and, consequently, the primary forms of knowledge. The evolution of proto-language and a priori human representations is then understood as a result of the plasticity of the brain's neural connections. This semantic metamorphosis, the transition from neural patterns to informational ones and back, can be described by the metaphor of turning an ordinary strip into a mobius strip, when a twodimensional object, thanks to three-dimensional switching of connections, becomes qualitatively different, singularly changing its informative value, in other words, showing not only flexibility, but also cognition. This transition is accompanied by the appearance of a new a priori knowledge. It is proved that in the process of interacting with things, the initial consciousness, using its flexibility, builds an ideal representation of them, which in turn leads to a crisis of perception and to such consequences as hysteria and depression, which could only be answered by psychoanalysis. At the present stage, psychoanalysis can be supplemented with neurophysiological and informational developments that relate not to the personal history of an individual patient, but to the evolution of man in general.

Volume 12 | Issue 6

Pages: 2461-2470

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I6/S20201205