Consciousness and Mind
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Consciousness and mind are both concepts that are very nebulous and difficult to define, and there have been different ways of characterizing them by philosophers and scientists of all persuasions. There has been no closure to this discussion, and one wonders if there could indeed be a settled definition to these two very intricate concepts. However, there is a distinct di…

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T.S. Rukmani, “Consciousness and Mind”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 18 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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