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" 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. "
The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory - Page 3
by David J. Chalmers - 1996 - 414 pages
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Scientific Approaches to Consciousness

Jonathan D. Cohen, Jonathan W. Schooler - Philosophy - 1997 - 538 pages
...Dictionary of Psychology, edited by Stuart Sutherland (1991), where we found the following definition: Consciousness. The having of perceptions, thoughts,...what consciousness means. Many fall into the trap of equating consciousness with self consciousness— to be conscious it is only necessary to be aware...
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The Nature of Consciousness: Philosophical Debates

Ned Joel Block, Owen J. Flanagan, Güven Güzeldere - Philosophy - 1997 - 843 pages
...Stuart Sutherland (1995) under the entry "consciousness" in his International Dictionary of Psychology: CONSCIOUSNESS: The having of perceptions, thoughts,...unintelligible without a grasp of what consciousness means Consciousness is a fascinating but elusive phenomenon: it is impossible to specify what it is, what...
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The Race for Consciousness

John Gerald Taylor - Psychology - 2001 - 392 pages
...Consciousness What is consciousness? It has proved notoriously difficult to define. It has even been stated: "The term is impossible to define except in terms...unintelligible without a grasp of what consciousness means." Not much help for us there! More pithily, American philosopher Thomas Nagel (1974) stated "without...
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The Undiscovered Mind: How the Human Brain Defies Replication, Medication ...

John Horgan - Medical - 2000 - 336 pages
...offered by the British psychologist Stuart Sutherland in The International Dictionary of Psychology: The having of perceptions, thoughts, and feelings;...what consciousness means. Many fall into the trap of equating consciousness with selfconsciousness — to be conscious it is only necessary to be aware...
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Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals

Steven M. Wise - Law - 2000 - 362 pages
Argues that the failure to recognize the legal rights of chimpanzees and bonobos in light of modern scientific findings creates a contradiction in our law, and seeks to ...
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A Defense of Abortion

David Boonin - Medical - 2003 - 350 pages
..."Consciousness" in The International Dictionary of Psychology, for example, reads in part as follows: "The term is impossible to define except in terms...unintelligible without a grasp of what consciousness means. . . . Consciousness is a fascinating but elusive phenomenon: It is impossible to specify what it is,...
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Consciousness: A Guide to the Debates

Anthony Freeman - Philosophy - 2003 - 338 pages
...in the following single paragraph: Consciousness: The having of perceptions, thoughts, and feeling; awareness. The term is impossible to define except...what consciousness means. Many fall into the trap of equating consciousness with self-consciousness — to be conscious it is only necessary to be 236 *...
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A New Word on The Brothers Karamazov

Robert Louis Jackson - History - 2004 - 261 pages
...knowledge, including perception and thinking." As regards consciousness, however, it declares that "the term is impossible to define except in terms...unintelligible without a grasp of what consciousness means. Consciousness is a fascinating but elusive phenomenon: it is impossible to specify what it is, what...
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Consciousness: An Enquiry Into the Metaphysics of the Self

Hane Htut Maung - Science - 2006 - 164 pages
...frustratingly intangible to definition. Even the International Dictionary of Psychology states that "the term is impossible to define except in terms...unintelligible without a grasp of what consciousness means" (Sutherland, 1989). The description I give in the previous paragraph provides, at best, no more than...
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