Hi Jason Resch 

No, the issue of consciousness is not a condition caused by pragmatics, 
the use of language. 

Consciousness/life/intelligence (subjectivity, or knowledge by acquaintance or 
1p) 
is fundamentally different from anyhing objective (physical or
(knowledge by description or 3p). Materialism cannot properly
deal with knowledge by acquaintance (1p), can only deal with 3p.

The brief version of this is that Cs is personal, not impersonal.

1p is slo the mysterious world of solipsism, which does not exist 
in the physical world. It is the world of the Tao Te Ching
("What is spoken of as the Tao is not the tao").


[Roger Clough], [rclo...@verizon.net]
12/25/2012 
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen

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On Mon, Dec 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:

Hi Jason Resch

I would define consciousness as perception,
?ither internal or external, by any of the senses.

So it is an activity, a verb, not a thing or noun.



Language is very flexible. ?ften nouns are formed to describe what are 
fundamentally activities (e.g., a party, a dance, Brownian motion, 
(radioactive) decay, a race, etc.). ? agree with you that consciousness is 
fundamentally an activity.


Jason
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