Sunday, 31 May 2015
Consciousness And Reflection
Not in an immaterial soul.
Therefore, it is continually affected by other organic processes.
Most, including early, consciousness is not dispassionate.
Instead, it is motivated by biological processes.
Then by emergent psychological processes.
Psychology is of consciousness.
However, paradoxically, many psychological processes remain or become unconscious.
Momentary individual consciousness contains:
immediate sensory impressions;
wants and fears;
apparently random thoughts caused by unconscious mental processes.
There may also be:
the ability to reflect;
consequences of the practice of reflection.
Levels of being:
Can society encourage individual reflection?