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Consciousness Consciousness : the person’s subjective experience of the world and the mind. Cartesian theater
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The Problem of Other Minds Phenomenology : how things seem to the conscious person. Problem of other minds : what are they thinking? people judge minds according to experience and agency .
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The Mind/Body Problem Mind/body problem : the issue of how the mind is related to the brain and body. Studies show the brain’s activities precede conscious thought.
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The Nature of Consciousness 4 Properties of Consciousness Intentionality : the quality of being directed toward an object. Unity : resistance to division. Selectivity : the capacity to include some objects but not others. Transcience : the tendency to change.
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Levels of Consciousness Minimal consciousness Full consciousness : you are able to report your mental state. Self-consciousness : a person’s attention is drawn to the self as an object.
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Chimpanzees and Self- consciousness ( p. 239 )
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Conscious Contents Mental control
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