Thursday, 06. September 2007
Mind and Consciousness
What is mind? What is consciousness? There seems to be no single answer that explains the phenomenon of mind. The contemporary views of philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, and cybernetics all come up with different interpretations of mind and consciousness.
It is a bit ironic that something we claim to possess is so hard to explain. Obviously mind cannot be an object of itself. Or can it? If we should one day understand the chemical and electrical processes in the brain completely, would this explain mind? Would this understanding account for all faculties including intelligence, consciousness, emotion, and volition?
We will try to give some possible answers to this question.
- Explore the mystery of mind and consciousness.
Check out the very good historical abstract in the timeline section.
|If life is a journey, then philosophy is like a compass. It helps us to find our way through the jungle of possibilities that life presents.|
This website is about philosophy in the widest sense. It includes science, religion, mythology and other fields of thought that are not within the traditional scope of philosophy. However, it makes not much sense to treat these fields separately. Everything is connected. If one views anything from any possible angle, it can only increase understanding.
Big View by Thomas Knierim.
Beside "Mind & Consciousness" this fantastic site brings:
• Buddhism - A few enlightening views on Buddhism, incl. that of Albert Einstein.
• Greek Philosophy - Astonishing insights into an ancient civilization.
• Space Time - The philosophical consequences of relativity and quantum physics.
• Big Views - Essays on philosophy, science, spirituality and other topics.
• Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching - the way.
• And a Discussion Board for read and share your bigviews