Consciousness Is Not An Illusion

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Consciousness poses the most baffling challenges in scientific realm of the mind. There’s nothing with which we share an intimate relation than conscious experience, but there’s nothing so strenuous or demanding to explain. Perhaps no other aspect of mind is more puzzling than this mystifying experience that we encounter in our every day life. There’s a widespread disparity amongst individuals regarding the existence of this entity. Some might argue that consciousness is not more than a foolish idea, though there are some stances where investigations over its existence hadn’t yield anything to prove it’s very existence in nature, while others have held an opposite view, and contended that its very existence can be explained in empirical…show more content…
Disregarding ⁠the physicality of the consciousness, the difference between it and unconsciousness is first and foremost a matter of subjective experience. Either the lights are on, or they are not! To say that consciousness may only “seem” to exist, however, is to admit its existence in absolute terms. Even if I just happen to be a brain and nothing else in a tank full of water, and I establish that all my memories are false and that what I observe and perceive of the external world that doesn’t really exist, cannot deny the fact the I am still having an experience of some kind. This all is required for me or any other conscious being to wholly establish the reality of consciousness. Therefore, according to me, it’s the one thing in this vast ocean of universe that cannot be an illusion for sure. Saad 2 Rene Descartes, a French philosopher mostly known for his Meditations, argued that consciousness is self-evident because we cannot logically deny the existence of our mind at the same time using it to do the denying. “I think, therefore, I am”- Rene Descartes Therefore, in relation to his citing, I cannot think of myself as an objective being doing the denying unless my mind is not aware of it. In other words, one cannot think of doing anything if he’s not in a state of consciousness. Neurological Approach to Consciousness We all are very familiar with the very
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