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15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 2. Unconscious Mind

[workings of mind hidden from consciousness]

13 ideas
I can't be unaware of anything which is in me [Descartes]
La Rochefoucauld's idea of disguised self-love implies an unconscious mind [Sartre on Rochefoucauld]
If we aren't aware that an idea is innate, the concept of innate is meaningless; if we do, all ideas seem innate [Locke]
It is a serious mistake to think that we are aware of all of our perceptions [Leibniz]
The soul doesn't understand many of its own actions, if perceptions are confused and desires buried [Leibniz]
Most of our lives, even the important parts, take place outside of consciousness [Nietzsche]
Whatever moves into consciousness becomes thereby much more superficial [Nietzsche]
Unconscious thoughts are those capable of causing conscious ones [Searle]
Freud treats the unconscious as intentional and hence mental [Searle]
Consciousness results directly from brain processes, not from some intermediary like information [Searle]
If all mental life were conscious, we would be unable to see things, or to process speech [McGinn]
How come unconscious states also cause behaviour? [Lockwood]
Could there be unconscious beliefs and desires? [Lockwood]