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THEMES, TOPICS, ISSUES

Self-consciousness - The introduction to "Self-consciousness", from Ellmann, Richard and Charles Feidelson, Jr, eds. The Modern Tradition, Backgrounds of Modern Literature. New York: Oxford University Press. 1965.

The Uncounscious - The introduction to "The Unconscious", from Ellmann, Richard and Charles Feidelson, Jr, eds. The Modern Tradition, Backgrounds of Modern Literature. New York: Oxford University Press. 1965.

Consciousness

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Conscious: Known . . . . Aware, Perceiving, Apprehending, Noticing with a degree of controlled thought or observation . . . . The upper level of mental life of which the person is aware . . . . Capable of or marked by thought, will, design, or perception


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Conscious adj [L conscius, fr. com- + scire to know] [1592] 1: perceiving, apprehending, or noticing with a degree of controlled thought or observation. 2 archaic: sharing another's knowledge or awareness of an inward state or outward fact 3: personally felt [__ guilt] 4: capable of or marked by thought, will, design, or perception 5: Self-Conscious 6: having mental faculties undulled by sleep, faintness, or stupor: Awake [became __ after the anesthesia wore off] 7: done or acting with critical awareness [a __ effort to do better] 8a: likely to notice, consider, or appraise [a bargain-conscious shopper] b: being concerned or interested [a budget-conscious businessman] c: marked by strong feelings or notions [a race-conscious society] -syn. see Aware

Concsiousness n[1632] 1a: the quality or state of being aware esp. of something within oneself b: the state or fact of being consious of an external object, state, or fact c: Awareness esp: concern for some social or political cause 2: the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought: Mind 3: the totality of conscious states of an individual 4: the normal state of conscious life [regained __] 5: the upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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