Rex,
(I guess the unsigned text below came from you)
thanks for your "one-liner"  gemstone of a definition  on
"Conscious Experience"!
John Mikes

On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Rex Allen <rexallen...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 9:11 PM, David Nyman<david.ny...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Here's what I think is the problem with all this:
>
> Hmmmm.  I didn't see anything in your post that seemed like an actual
> problem for my view.
>
> As I think my "virtual-gas" example illustrated, meaning is
> subjective, like conscious experience.  That shared property of
> subjectivity is significant I think.
>
> What I think I can safely say is:  meaning is a facet of conscious
> experience, not something that exists separately from (or independent
> of) conscious experience.
>
> I think a facet/gemstone analogy is appropriate here:  The facet
> doesn't exist separate from the gemstone, and can't be considered
> independently of the gemstone.  Neither can the gemstone be considered
> independently of it's facets.
>
> Conscious experience being the gemstone, and 'meaning' be a facet of
> that gemstone, of course.  (Just trying to reduce the target size for
> Brent's one-line zingers!)
>
> >
>

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