What is mind? What is consciousness?

December 15, 2006 8:42pm CST
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?
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• United States
19 Dec 06
Great question I really don't have a definate answer for you but I think there are different levels of conciousness. It is an awarenss of everything around us and inside of us at the same time. The mind is a laborer and a boss if you ask me. It works and works for us carryiing out orders all day and then it tells us what to do to get these orders done. Pretty strange I don't know if I said that right but I'm getting confused so I'll leave you with this. Ask yourself do we control our mind or does it control us? Do we let it determine our emotions and our state of mind or somehow does our emotion and state of mind control it?