CACK Model: Awareness

Awareness is the A in the CACK Model;  with the first C standing for Consciousness, the second C, Comprehension, and the K stands for Knowledge. Awareness somehow comes from nonmaterial consciousness. Awareness is directed focused attention of consciousness. At some discriminating point consciousness of experience + perception morphs into subjective awareness. Initial awareness includes the sensorial of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and taste. It surely includes an awareness of person, place, time, and location. Awareness involves concrete thinking of what is being perceived. Concrete thinking emanates from the sensorial, is cause-and-effect, stimulus-and-response, and often rote. It is concrete thinking that can set the stage for greater awareness and advance an ability to comprehend.  And, there has to be some central tipping point where awareness allows for self-perception and self-awareness. I endorse George Berkeley’s dictum “esse est percipi; for self-awareness is perceiving oneself that leads to awareness of oneself. Self-awareness is a fundamental principle in attempting to understand how consciousness transcends matter. John Locke theorized in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690), that self-awareness is the most crucial condition for human consciousness. When I discuss CuACK, I will review self-awareness related to the unconscious, emotions and intuition.

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