The forming and shaping of the modern world has much to do of course with the mental capabilities of mankind, but it would be a too abstract idea to claim that the modern world was "created" by abstract mind. We have to consider the fact that the human mind was constantly interacting with the outside world, and this interaction "created" or shaped the modern world.Originally posted by Iacchus32
And yet how did this "modern" material world come into existence, if not through the "abstract mind" of man? Are you saying the world is just an abstraction then? You see then you're contradicting yourself.
By putting abstract ideas into practice, find out how things work, exploring the limits of the material world, etc.
There is a lot more involved then just our "abstract minds"!
Our minds are constantly shaped by our environment, as the world changes, also our ideas about the world change. And as the same time, our mindly efforts put into practice, shape and form and change the world, etc.