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the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself; the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact; the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought; the totality of conscious states of an individual; the normal state of conscious life,(regained consciousness); the upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes.

Synonyms: awareness
VSochat about one year ago.

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User Discussion


"Does what is called "phenomenal consciousness" in philosophy of mind have a place in neuroscience?"
MLewis (about five years ago)


"Initial definition retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consciousness"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

Term History

REVISION 3

Definition contributed by BGregory about six years ago:the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself; the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact; the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought; the totality of conscious states of an individual; the normal state of conscious life,(regained consciousness); the upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes.

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:the quality or state of being aware especially of something within oneself; the state or fact of being conscious of an external object, state, or fact; the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought; the totality of conscious states of an individual; the normal state of conscious life,(regained consciousness); the upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes. (from merriam-webster.com)

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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