Re: virus: Consciousness

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 12 May 1999 08:12:31 +0100

In message <>, KMO <> writes
>Hi Robin,
>Given your interest in Buddhism, I'm surprised to hear that you think Richard
>is suggesting a novel definition of "consciousness." Are you saying that the
>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'm very well aware of the difference between experiential and intellectual knowledge, but that didn't seem to me to be what this was about. I got the impression you were using "consciousness" for knowledge that was not actually experiential, but merely often brought to mind. Thus my question about a scuba gear designer.