Total Presence

When I was a child, I did not understand the passage of time. I would feel a sense of loss, anxiety, and confusion as moments would drift and fade in and out of focus from one to another. Time seemed like this elusive, all-powerful force that would discombobulate my sense of presence in moments and […]

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Intentionality and Self-Awareness

Intentionality is often posited as one of the first characteristics of mind, referring to the mind’s innate tendency to be directed towards something other than itself. However, self-awareness is also a feature of the mind, and self-awareness seems counter to intentionality in that it reflexively stares back into the conscious state itself, almost as though […]

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