from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or condition of being conscious.
- n. A sense of one's personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group: Love of freedom runs deep in the national consciousness.
- n. Special awareness or sensitivity: class consciousness; race consciousness.
- n. Alertness to or concern for a particular issue or situation: a movement aimed at raising the general public's consciousness of social injustice.
- n. In psychoanalysis, the conscious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being conscious or aware; awareness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc.
- n. Immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation. See the Note under Attention.
- n. Feeling, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being conscious; the act or state of mind which distinguishes a waking from a sleeping person; the state of being aware of one's mental acts or states.
- n. Specifically Self-consciousness (which See).
- n. Perception; thought; intellectual action in general.
- n. A general phase of thought and feeling: as, the moral consciousness; the religious consciousness.
- n. An intuitive perception or persuasion; a state of being aware; an inward recognition;a feeling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. having knowledge of
- n. an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
Tribal consciousness is _revolutionary _consciousness: mutable and fluid and transforming.
It introduced into the national consciousness, Henry James wrote in 1879, by the national consciousness undoubtedly meaning his own as well, a certain sense of proportion and relation, of the world being a more complicated place than it had hitherto seemed, the future more treacherous, success more difficult
Yet, all the while, our consciousness, _so far as we are conscious of our consciousness_, was busy with other thoughts. "
While not fully accepting the theory of "duplex personality," _i.e. _, active consciousness and _subliminal consciousness_ (Myers 'name for the pseudo-dormant consciousness), as having been proven, Newbold says: "Of all the theories developed from the point of independence, Mr. Myers' is the most comprehensive in its scope, is kept in most constant touch with what the author regards as facts, and displays the greatest philosophic insight. "[
Hereafter, then, we shall continue to use the term consciousness as descriptive of that part of our mentality which constitutes what is commonly known as the "mind"; while that mental force, which, so far as our animal life is concerned, operates through the sympathetic nerve system, we shall hereafter describe as "_sub_conscious."
Coming again, to our consideration of the term consciousness, we will take
How do different “programs,” all running at once, interact with each other to produce what we call consciousness?
Heinz Pagels, the esteemed theoretical physicist, once stated: "If you deny the objectivity of the world, unless you observe it and are conscious of it (as many prominent physicists have), then you end up with solipsism -- the belief that your consciousness is the only one."
Do any creatures other than modern-day people possess what we call consciousness?
I realize that the ability to have such ideas register in my consciousness is a Divine gift.