>Given your interest in Buddhism, I'm surprised to hear that you think
>is suggesting a novel definition of "consciousness." Are you saying that
>distinction between knowing something and being conscious of something is a
>new concept for you? I suspect that if you reflect on the 8-fold noble path
>you will realize that you've entertained this distinction before.
I suspect if you reflect on the title of one of Dan Dennett's books you will realize that you've understood that term to mean something else entirely and that it has served you well in that role before. ;-)