Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Dept of Psychology, Davis, CA, USA
Title: Consciousness and self-awareness: Part II. Consciousness-sub-4, consciousness-sub-5, and consciousness-sub-6.
Source: Journal of Mind & Behavior, 1997 Win, 1997. 18 (1): p.75-94 Reference.
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Consciousness States Self Perception
Added Keywords: involvement of self awareness in 3 kinds of consciousness
Classification Code: Consciousness States (2380)
Abstract: Addresses whether and how self-awareness is involved in 3 of 6 kinds of consciousness, namely (1) consciousness-sub-4, the immediate ("inner") awareness that we have of our mental-occurrence instances, (2) consciousness-sub-5, the constitution of the totality of mental-occurrence instances which is the conscious being, and (3) consciousness-sub-6, the adaptive general mode of the mind's functioning that we instantiate for most waking time. Consciousness-sub-4 is an occurrent self-awareness because, in being conscious-sub-4, it is part of oneself that one has occurrent awareness of; although one need not also, at those times, be aware of oneself as such. Consciousness-sub-5 consists of those of one's mental-occurrence instances that one is now conscious-sub-4 as one's own or one can remember being conscious-sub-4 of. The common concept of consciousness-sub-6 does not imply an answer to the question of self-awareness, and no account of consciousness-sub-6 successfully distinguishes it from all of the mind's other general operating modes. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)