Appearance and Reality

All things being equal, our common sense notions of the world in which we exist can be said to represent a version of reality that is reasonably reliable as a general standard for determining our individual status within it. In spite of the fact that our perceptions of the world are a product of a … Continue reading Appearance and Reality

Consciousness in the World: A Thirty Something Son

As a new life begins, in the swirling chaos and excitement of birth, the immediate impact on the consciousness of the parents and extended families is profound, although we often don't recognize the radiant waves that ripple across our immediate world of consciousness, since we are caught up in the web of newborn childcare and … Continue reading Consciousness in the World: A Thirty Something Son

Consciousness in the World: Connections

  "Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and … Continue reading Consciousness in the World: Connections

A World of Consciousness and Consciousness in the World

As an attentive consumer of various scientific publications available in the world today, particularly those concerning the science of mind and brain, while the information is often intriguing and illuminating in regards to how the physiology of the brain results in the extraordinary variety of symptoms, characteristics, and behavior of modern humans, what is often … Continue reading A World of Consciousness and Consciousness in the World

The Nature of Consciousness

shaper of ~Sea-of-Ice In response to one of my recent posts, my good friend and fellow blogger from The Heartbreak of Invention, ( posed several important questions regarding some of the issues surrounding the nature of human consciousness. While these issues are the subject of intense study over a number of neuroscientific disciplines, … Continue reading The Nature of Consciousness