Aristotle believed that Llife is the ability to move on one's own, hence motion is a product of "entelechy" or kinetic energy. If substance is Mind, and Mind tends to matter (placing it in motion) then entelechy is Mind in action. The fire in stars, radioactive fission to produce heat. June is bustin' out all over. Given all of that, Mind and Life are similar terms.
Consciousness is only a mystery to materialists. Consciousness or Mind is not a stuff, and to pursue it as stuff is to prospect for Fool's Gold. It can't be isolated (extracted), for it is the subjective end or soul of an objective-subjective dipole. It is the governor and awareness of matter. You cannot say what Consciousness is, then, for to say what it is is to put it into words, which means to objectify it. All of my work is simply the elkucidation of Leibniz in various applications which might have some practidcal result. Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000] See my Leibniz site at http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.