Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Dept of Psychology, Davis, USA
Title: The concept of consciousness-sub-5: The unitive meaning.
Source: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 1994 Dec, 1994. 24 (4): p.401-424
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Concepts Consciousness States Word Meaning
Added Keywords: unitive meaning of 5th concept of consciousness
Classification Code: Cognitive Processes (2340)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: This is the 5th of a series of 6 articles (T. Natsoulas; e.g., see record 1991-33107-001) examining the 6 concepts of consciousness identified in the main entries of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) under the word. The concept of consciousness-sub-5 is unitive meaning because it refers to the totality of mental-occurrence instances that constitute a person's conscious being. To answer the question of which totality of mental-occurrence instances it is to which the 5th concept refers, the author considers 4 possible answers. The 4th, derived from J. Locke, best captures the OED meaning. Consciousness-sub-5 may also be identified with those components of W. James's stream of consciousness. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)