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Can Consciousness Be Defined

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Salty Booger, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Ostronomos

    Ostronomos Active Member

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    Consciousness is a function that tries to combine the opposites of internal and external reality thus neutralizing the flaws in perception
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    I wrote this definition back when I was 25 while high off weed (aka when I was much more intelligent than Isaac Newton, Einstein and Chris Langan). I am willing to challenge this claim to all those who doubt me.
     
  2. Meerkat

    Meerkat Well-Known Member

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    Consciousness is how you know what's going on. ;)
     
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  3. Jaiket

    Jaiket Well-Known Member
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    On the defintion of consciousness or the claims that you've got more smarts than Newton?

    I'd like to see you defend either.
     
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  4. sealchan

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    Consciousness is the ability of a set of circumscribed systems to affect it's own persistence by use of an internal, independent simulation of its external reality useful to that end.

    So...yes.
     
  5. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Consciousness: Aware of and responding to one's surroundings.

    So in reply to your OP, the answer is yes
     
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