Brent: *W h a t* consciousness? would you please describe your take
(observing the caveat of Liz)?
Whatever I could deduce from different peoples' (authors') mumblings (the
contents?) boiled down in my 'generealization' to *"RESPONSE TO RELATIONS" *-
no animal (human?) connotation, thinking, or feeling.
They all fell out. With no indication of *H O W ? *
On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 11:34 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 12/10/2013 7:42 PM, LizR wrote:
> On 11 December 2013 10:24, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
>> On 12/10/2013 11:54 AM, John Clark wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 7:33 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > One needs a rigorous definition of what consciousness is, to start
>> Examples are usually preferable to definitions.
>> > and then a theory that explains all its observed features, and makes
>>> testable predictions.
>> But that's the beauty of consciousness theories, we can detect
>> consciousness only in ourselves so there are no observed features that a
>> consciousness theory must explain,
>> Actually there are some observed features. A sharp blow to the head can
>> create a gap in ones consciousness. Imbibing various substances that can
>> cross the blood/brain barrier have somewhat predictable effects. Localized
>> electrical stimulation of the brain produces repeatable effects, both in
>> consciousness and somatic.
>> If you're assuming there is more to consciousness than the sum of our
> thoughts, experiences, memories, etc - then this *may* be a description
> of features of the contents of consciousness, rather than of the thing
> ?? Are you speculating that there are parts of consciousness we're not
> conscious of?
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