Thursday, October 06, 2005

Consciousness: Terra Incognita

What is consciousness? Let's see what the International Dictionary of Psychology (1989) has to say:
Consciousness: The having of perception, thoughts, and feelings; awareness. The term is impossible to define except in terms that are unintelligible without a grasp of what consciousness means.

Consciousness is a fascinating but elusive phenomenon: it is impossible to specify what it is, what it does, or why it evolved. Nothing worth reading has been written about it.
That is all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nothing worth reading has been written about it" -- including, presumably, the entry in which this comment appears. There's a name for this sort of...paradox or whatever, isn't there?

10/08/2005 9:25 AM  

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