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Single Idea 4923

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 1. Consciousness / c. Parts of consciousness]

Full Idea

The fundamental aspects of conscious experience that are common to all its phenomenological manifestations are: privateness, unity, and informativeness.

Gist of Idea

The three essentials of conscious experience are privateness, unity and informativeness


G Edelman / G Tononi (Consciousness: matter becomes imagination [2000], Ch. 3)

Book Reference

Edelman,G/Tononi,G: 'Consciousness: how matter becomes imagination' [Penguin 2000], p.23

A Reaction

Interesting, coming from neuroscientists. The list strikes me as rather passive. It is no use having good radar if you can't make decisions. Privacy and unity are overrated. Who gets 'informed'? Personal identity must be basic.