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Consciousness as Shared and Categorized Result of Experience

Tim Jarvilehto


I very much second the basic tenets of Nixon as to separating the concepts of experience and consciousness. However, I see the relation of these terms in a somewhat different way: experience is the general basis of our existence, a process in the organism-environment system, whereas consciousness is based on shared results of the experience, and categorized by language. Everything that is not realized in shared results of experience stays nonconscious, and does not exist for the subject, although its effects may be seen in his actions, as Greg Nixon quite correctly remarks.

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