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15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 1. Consciousness / b. Essence of consciousness

[the defining aspect of being conscious]

8 ideas
We can understand thinking occuring without imagination or sensation [Descartes]
Sartre says consciousness is just directedness towards external objects [Sartre ,by Rowlands]
Consciousness and experience of qualities are not the same [Armstrong]
The mind experiences space, but it is not experienced as spatial [Searle]
An organism is conscious if and only if there is something it is like to be that organism [Nagel]
Is consciousness a type of self-awareness, or is being self-aware a way of being conscious? [Gulick]
Can we be aware but not conscious? [Chalmers]
Consciousness is a process (of neural interactions), not a location, thing, property, connectivity, or activity [Edelman/Tononi]