Metzinger's View Of Consciousness

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The introduction of “The Ego Tunnel” states “ Consciousness is the appearance of a world. The essence of the phenomenon of conscious experience is that a single and unified reality becomes present: if you are conscious, a world appears to you. This is true in dreams as well as in the waking state, but in dreamless deep sleep, nothing appears: the facts that there is a reality out there and that you are present in it is unavailable to you; you do not even know that you exist”. This introduction is about Metzinger’s view of “ consciousness”. Metzinger wants his readers to realize that nothing is what it seems to be and reality isn’t truly real. “If you are conscious a world appears to you” Metzinger uses this to show his viewers that everything

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