|Unconscious: unconscious are processes in the inner life of subjects that are processed on no more than one level, i.e. influences such as perceptions or general stimuli, which are admitted into the subject but which are not reflected and thus do not provide a semantic content. If these influences are not lost, they represent a stock that can be reactivated and further processed. See also consciousness, self-consciousness, self, I, brain, mind, mental states, reflection, memory._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Unconscious/Chalmers: only a small part of the information of human cognition seems to correspond to the information of conscious experiences. Most of it is unconscious. If the two-aspects principle applies unreservedly, then the "unconscious" information is realized in experiences, but not in our experiences! (> Panpsychism,> Thermostat), e.g. if we assume that individual neurons can have experiences of me like a thermostat.
The overall system of my brain is then only a system of a set of systems, namely that which has the global control. Evolution has shaped such systems to form a coherent cognitive structure.
Brain: when we accept this, we can also assume that different sets of experiences take place in a set of information spaces.
Then I may have a number of related but slightly different phenomenal relatives from processes in my brain.
This follows only from the unrestricted two-aspect principle. The alternative is to limit this principle so that the amount of physically realized information spaces is reduced, preferably by limiting how information is processed.
Criterion: for a "real" information processing the criterion might be the strength of the signal, or the type of causation._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996
Constructing the World Oxford 2014