Author Topic: What is consciousness?  (Read 118 times)

Offline Baruch

What is consciousness?
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:40:42 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyu7v7nWzfo

But what is unconsciousness?  An even bigger problem.  Psychology is everything for humans.
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Offline Baruch

Re: What is consciousness?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2018, 07:28:47 AM »
More on the boundary between psychology and philosophy ...

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/02/the-mind-expanding-ideas-of-andy-clark

You are more than just what is in your skull, in fact, without what is outside of you, you couldn't be born, couldn't survive.
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Offline Sal1981

Re: What is consciousness?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2018, 08:09:08 AM »
More on the boundary between psychology and philosophy ...

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/02/the-mind-expanding-ideas-of-andy-clark

You are more than just what is in your skull, in fact, without what is outside of you, you couldn't be born, couldn't survive.
A trivial observation.

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Offline Baruch

Re: What is consciousness?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 12:55:42 PM »
A trivial observation.

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For some people, who you are is only the neural tissue in your head.  Psychosomatics indicate that it is your whole body.  And sociology says that individuality is relative, not absolute.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: What is consciousness?
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2018, 12:25:09 AM »
A trivial observation.

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And a worthwhile observation.  Noting a trivial observation to point it out has merit.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!

 

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