Intro to Philosophy
Whether Consciousness plays an active role in the world?
Consciousness... Who can really prove and define it? Many philosophers since the time of Descartes have struggled to understand the nature of consciousness and have tried to pin point the essentials behind it. It is said that some believe that human consciousness is a mystery that we may never understand fully or have a precise answer to. Can consciousness be explained mechanistically, or is it a dualistic distinction between the mental and physical states or properties? My theory is that your consciousness does play an active role in the world.
Consciousness was seemly “discovered” by
What exactly is consciousness? Dictionary.com describes consciousness as “the state of being conscious; awareness of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.” or “full activity of the mind and senses, as in waking life”. Your conscious mind is the part of your mind that is responsible for logic reasoning. Your conscious mind also controls all the actions that you do on intention while being conscious. For example, you use your conscious mind while taking test and exams. You have to process and analyze the questions and then decipher what choice is best suitable for the question proposed, thus using your logic and reasoning.
I believe that your subconscious is also apart that makes up your consciousness. Subconscious is defined as the part of the mind that is responsible for all of your involuntary actions. Your emotions are also controlled by your subconscious mind. That’s why we can sometimes feel anxious, afraid, or down without wanting to experience such a feeling. For example, involuntary movement such as breathing, blinking, and digestion is a part of your subconscious. Austrian neurologist and psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud, defines your subconscious as parts. He believes that “empirical evidence suggests that unconscious phenomena include repressed feelings,...