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    conscious

    What exactly is the difference in meaning between these two?

    You need to be more conscious of those things.
    You need to be more aware of those things.

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    Re: conscious

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    What exactly is the difference in meaning between these two?

    You need to be more conscious of those things.
    You need to be more aware of those things.
    There is no difference in meaning. (IMO)

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    Re: conscious

    Then there is no difference in meaning between the nominal 'consciousness' and 'awareness'?

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    Re: conscious

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Then there is no difference in meaning between the nominal 'consciousness' and 'awareness'?
    I agree that in this context they mean the same.

    In specialised fields of cognitive/neuro-psychology they probably have different uses.
    In medicine, a person can be fully conscious, but not aware of where they are, etc.

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    Re: conscious

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    In medicine, a person can be fully conscious, but not aware of where they are, etc.
    Right. I've often seen such differentiation, so I wondered if it was really the same.

    Maybe the core images of the two are just a little bit different, I suspect...
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