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What do we deem conscious or not? Is it just sensations and experiences? What is the cutoff point to claim that something is conscious?

I have often defined consciousness as a demonstrated awareness of space time. It is purely an arbitrary position, and I have no reference of anyone else who defines it as such. But it has been my ...
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What do we deem conscious or not? Is it just sensations and experiences? What is the cutoff point to claim that something is conscious?

In Buddhism all living things are sentient beings. Plant sentience is not the same as animal or human consciousness. A conscious human like Sidhartha, the historical Buddha, can form an intention to ...
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What do we deem conscious or not? Is it just sensations and experiences? What is the cutoff point to claim that something is conscious?

There are essentially two views of consciousness: objective and subjective. Something is said to be conscious according to the objective view if it interacts with its environment purposefully. The ...
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What do we deem conscious or not? Is it just sensations and experiences? What is the cutoff point to claim that something is conscious?

Every ambulance man knows how to check whether a person is conscious. And every neuroscientist knows some some mental processes which are necessary to generate consciousness. The search for the neural ...
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Is there any school of thought or ideology that explicitly advocate suicide?

There is Seppuku. The Samurai practised this as a way of ending their life, to avoid capture, or as a result of cultural shame. In the latter case, the act became ritualised, often perfomed in public. ...
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Is there any school of thought or ideology that explicitly advocate suicide?

For a survey about different views on suicide in the history of philosophy see the Stanford Online encyclopedy on suicide: In contrast, the Stoics held that whenever the means to living a naturally ...
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