Consciousness

Journal of Mind and Behavior 11 (2):137-51 (1990)
Abstract
The experience of consciousness is analyzed. First, a pre-theoretical characterization of the term "consciousness" is attempted. Second, the phenomenology of human consciousness is described. Specifically, consciousness is defined in terms of several patterns all of which consist of the coupling of pairs of opposites. Resonance between such opposites may be the key charactereristics of human consciousness. Third, the function of consciousness is considered. It is suggested that consciousness is functional in that it offers a medium in which cognition may be conducted in a manner akin to action in the real world. More general theoretical ramifications having to do with the representational view of mind are also discussed
Keywords Consciousness  Function  Human  Metaphysics
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Thomas Natsoulas (1991). The Concept of Consciousness: The Personal Meaning. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 21 (September):339-67.
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