The state of being conscious; knowledge of one's own existence, condition, sensations, mental operations, acts, etc.
Immediate knowledge or perception of the presence of any object, state, or sensation. See the Note under Attention.
A synonym for awareness; also the capacity for an organism to respond to or at least to note intra- and extrasomatic events and objects. C. S. Peirce suggested that consciousness is a fabric of signs, because of the representations inherent in thought (we think in language as well as images).
The intuitive awareness by which we recognize something as cognitionally present in the mind.
Feeling, persuasion, or expectation; esp., inward sense of guilt or innocence.
1. The state or condition of being conscious. 2. A sense of identity, esp. the complex of attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or a group.
(A sense of one's personal or collective identity, especially the complex of attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or a group.)