Re: virus: Re: conscious and subconcious

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Fri, 13 Dec 1996 18:23:40 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 10 Dec 1996, Ken Pantheists wrote:

> Eva-- you keep talking about the subconscious and John keeps talking
> about the UNconscious.
> I always regarded Unconcious to mean, you know, like knocked out.
> Anestetized. (which, by the way means without life. The greek word for
> life being esthetic)
Actually, Greek for 'life' is 'bios'; 'esthetic' and related forms come
from Greek 'aisthanesthai', 'to perceive'.

> Subconscious means what is "under" conciously driven behaviour.
> We use Unconscious omn this list to describe the behaviour of those that
> are unaware of the behaviour's purpose. So we've reached a point of
> symantic slippage......

The usage I am familiar with is that the 'subconscious' consists of all
our mental processes of which we are unaware, and that that includes the