Consciousness

The Importance of Literature in the Shaping of National Consciousness

Literature is part of knowledge in human society. It has been considered as an important element in the shaping of a nations school curriculum by setting examinations on it. This test and examinations shape the students on their writing skills, as well as on how they analyze books. Literature as a field of human endeavor […]

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The Objective, the Subjective, and the Point of View according to Thomas Nagel

Any organism, according to Nagel, has a consciousness only if it has a point of view. Nagel argues that objective facts can only be achieved by removing one’s point of view, but since point of view is tied to consciousness, consciousness can never be understood objectively. Nagel claims that consciousness, and therefore point of view, […]

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Mind and Mind/body Solution

The Synopsis: Star Trek Episode “The Measure of a Man” deals with the thought that android could have physical and mental properties. In order to fully understand or evaluate this we have to have a clear understanding of the Mind/Body Problems and solutions. Humans are material objects consisting of physical and mental properties. Physical properties […]

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Altered Consciousness

The influence of media tends to amplify our awareness of the positive or negative associations between the goals of conventional society and the states of consciousness which may become distorted with regard to this society.

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