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. Tambov: Gramota, 2015. 3. Part 3. P. 35-39.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philosophical Sciences
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Gorokhov Sergei Alekseevich
Moscow State Pedagogical University

Abstract. The article deals with the nature of the cognitive activity of living systems and the human being, the phylogenetic foundations and evolution of the cognitive abilities of the human being. Addressing these problems the paper analyzes the works of the famous biologist, ethologist, philosopher Konrad Lorenz. Through Lorenzs informational approach to the cognition of life the author examines evolution as a cognitive process. The researcher raises a problem of the phylogenetic conditionality of learning ability and, consequently, its suitability as a function to save the species. Special attention is paid to the interaction of the phenomenon of life and cognition.
Key words and phrases: , , , , , epistemology, evolution, cognition, ethology, informational approach.
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