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by ColinByrne
Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness Discussed
Replies: 26
Views: 3928

Re: Consciousness Discussed

. . . .Is there something it is like to be a protozoa? Probably not. Despite the fact that the protozoa is only made up of only a few cells (perhaps only one cell) it appears to be able to find food, find a mate, reproduce and even appears to be able to learn. Rather than having "awareness" I think...
by ColinByrne
Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness Discussed
Replies: 26
Views: 3928

Re: Consciousness Discussed

My big toe is an example of matter in motion, yet it will never be conscious. I am assuming that we are using the term "conscious" is the broadest way imaginable, but if we want a finer-grained approach, then we could use a term like "subconscious awareness", or a similar term, to represent all neu...
by ColinByrne
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: Consciousness Discussed
Replies: 26
Views: 3928

Re: Consciousness Discussed

Again, I see this as the observer (self) being in privileged position to make an internal observation of an image. I think there may a few categorical distinctions that needs to be made here. It would seem that there two distinct "yous": the "physical you" and the "mental you". The first is the ner...