Re: On uplifting

Ton Maas (
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 13:36:35 +0200

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Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 13:36:35 +0200
From: Ton Maas <>
Subject: Re: On uplifting

Mark Mills wrote:
>It is easy to see how a 'story engine' would evolve. Additionally, it is
>easy to see how we would use 'stories' that ignore the story engine.
>>Consciousness, under this perview, is paying attention to what you're
>>doing --each tool, each story, each social exchange is important...
>I'd simply say 'consciousness is a story.' It might be a unique and
>useful one, but it is just a construct our 'story engine' creates to make
>sense of our sensory experiences.

How nicely put! And what a nice analogy to Bateson's comparing
consciousness with the screen of a TV-set: which offers a selective and
limited view of the larger system and cannot report on its own image
processing, except in an indirect "symptomatic" way (image deterioration
when something is "wrong").


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