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Philosophers And The Study of Consciousness Throughout History

Posted on August 9th, 2013

Most philosophers delve into deep subjects. In fact, when thinking about reality and life, most philosophers think about consciousness. However, this is a difficult subject to thinkabout as it is present in our everyday experiences. Here are three famous philosophers who delved into consciousness.

Sigmund Freud: The father of psychoanalysis thought that the libido controlled every aspect of a human. While he was influential and provided people with a lot of reading material, many of his ideas are not taken seriously in modern times.Read the rest of this entry »

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The History Of Human Understanding Of Consciousness

Posted on June 4th, 2013

There are numerous schools of thought concerning the history of human understanding, but the widely accepted (and debated) viewpoints of Descartes and Berkeley have helped philosophy scholars understand the nature of human consciousness.

Rene Descartes’ meditations on consciousness led to the phase, “I think, therefore I am”. Because Descartes was a duelist, he believed that the body existed because the mind (or soul) could conceive of it.

George Berkeley thought that everything in the physical Read the rest of this entry »

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Explaining The Human Consciousness With Physics

Posted on March 28th, 2013

Using physics to better understand the workings of the human brain can provide valuable insight into the nature of human consciousness. While technological advancements have made possible new medical imaging devices that have shed better light on this subject, some of the most basic workings of the human mind continue to elude us. Exploring the ways that the physical sciences may be able to further and advance the understanding of psychology could prove to be very rewarding. Learning all we can about the basic structure and function of the human brain could go a long Read the rest of this entry »

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Is The Energy In The Human Brain The Soul?

Posted on August 20th, 2012

The answer to that question is yes, according to the school of thought which states that all living things are energy. They give off an energy field, or an aura, which pulses. This energy operates on frequencies. The higher the frequency, the more cosmic, angelic, or God-like energies are experienced.

The soul has been characterized as an indefinable specter living inside the human body. In actuality, the human race is no more than spirit having a human experience. It Read the rest of this entry »

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Knowledge, Philosophy And The Human Consciousness

Posted on August 18th, 2012

While humanity has existed for thousands of years, it can sometimes seem as if we’re no closer to understanding our consciousness now than we were all those many, long years ago. With all of our philosophy and technology, it may feel as if we’re only just now beginning to understand what it is that goes on inside our heads.

For instance, we can now watch the electrical activity inside people’s minds while they think or dream. We can see how disorders can affect how Read the rest of this entry »

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Are Animals As Aware Of Us As We Think?

Posted on August 15th, 2012

There has been much debate over whether animals are consciously aware or not. Many believe that since animals are in fact a living organism, that they would be able to have a conscience too. The debate on whether animals are aware of us has elevated into a more psychological level; whether they can understand good or evil. However, many scientists and animal owners would state that their pet does in fact have a conscience. One reason as to why animals display conscience and are aware of Read the rest of this entry »

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Can New Technologies Help Explain Human Consciousness?

Posted on August 11th, 2012

Scientists want to explore and perhaps quantify our consciousness using modern technological advancements, positron emission tomography (PET) scans, MRIs and so forth. One questions whether mapping the various sites in the brain where thoughts or feelings occur is the same as pinpointing human consciousness, a concept that one hopes transcends our neurons and synapses and allows us to be more than just the sum of those random chemical firings and interactions.

What makes us conscious has long engaged our Read the rest of this entry »

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The Study Of Human Consciousness In 2012

Posted on August 7th, 2012

The study of the human conscience is a study known for it’s mysteriousness. One of the reasons that makes the study of the human conscience so elusive is the fact that it is not a tangible object that we may examine. The conscience is a unique feature inside the brain that is different for every human. However, major breakthroughs are being noted in the study of the human conscience. Many humans have been observed in situations that involve interaction with other objects. So far, we have concluded that the conscience Read the rest of this entry »

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