Re: Statistical Measure, does it matter?

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 10:13:25 +1100

On 3/20/07, John M <> wrote:
> Stathis:
> it seems you apply some hard 'Occami\sation' to consckiousness: as I see
> you consider it as 'being conscious - vs. unconscious'. The physiological
> (mediacal?) way.
> In my experience from reading and intenrnet-discussing Ccness for over 15
> years - most researchers consider it more than that: the noun (Ccness) is
> only partially related to the adjective (conscious - maybe "of")..
> This is why I included into my identification of it not only
> "acknowledgement" referring to the awareness-part, but also 'and response
> to' which implies activity in some process.
> Considering our world as a process it has not too much merit to identify
> an importqan noumenon (still not agreed upon its content) as a
> snapshot-static image of a state.
> Some equate Ccness with life itself (good idea, life is another
> questionmark).
> Your anesthesiologistic version has its audience, but so has the wider
> sense as well.
> John M

I thought my sense was wider. You can be conscious even though you are not
actually analysing sensory input, remembering things from your past, and so
on. And I'm not sure that life can be equated with consciousness because you
are still alive, and even your neurons are still for the most part going
about their business, when you are asleep or anaesthetised.

Stathis Papaioannou

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