Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Dept of Psychology, Davis, CA, USA
Title: The concept of consciousness-sub-6: The general state meaning.
Source: Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 1999 Mar, 1999. 29 (1): p.59-87Reference.
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Consciousness States Self Perception
Added Keywords: definition & basic concepts of consciousness
Classification Code: Consciousness States (2380)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Considered here is the last one of the six basic concepts of consciousness thatThe Oxford English Dictionary identifies in its several entries under consciousness. The referent of the sixth concept, which I call "consciousness-sub-6," is rightly understood to be a certain general operating mode of the mind. Any psychological account of consciousness-sub-6 must distinguish this operating mode from (a) the "particular consciousness or awarenesses," i.e., the specific thoughts, feelings, perceptions, intentions, and the like (including William James's succession of total states of consciousness), that occur while the mind is so operating, and from (b) the other, alternative, general operating modes of the mind: such as those that are sometimes in force in place of consciousness-sub-6, when one is awake. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)