MIND & CONSCIOUSNESS
THINKING, SENSATION, UNDERSTANDING, REASON, ARGUMENTATION, EMOTIONS, EXPERIENCE, WISDOM
Do not talk about or use the misleading, umbrella-word like mind and consciousness, or mental processes and phenomena. Even Hume realized this and emphasized the need for accurate definitions of those words and processes we wish to investigate. Talk about and investigate specific processes or ‘notions and activities’ like thinking, reasoning, sensing and experience/ing, arguments and argumentation, etc .I intend to explore the notions of thought (thinking), sensation, feeling, understanding and insight, reason/ing and argumentation, emotion and experience, as features of so-called ‘consciousness’.
Information about these things are collected as data collection, brain dumping or storming or one of the first or preliminary steps or stages of the process/ es of theorizing. But each section itself is also a mini theorizing concerning the ideas dealt with in it.The aim of this writing is on the one hand dealing with these notions to show that they are not mental processes or indications of the existence of ‘the mind’, but that they can be located in the brain. On the other hand each section and the entire piece are features of the doing of philosophy as steps or stages in the process/es of theorizing.