Why is Consciousness Necessary for Survival?

What is Consciousness?

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Let’s start by attempting to simply describe what consciousness is: the phenomenon of feeling a certain way in a specific state.

Consider the concept made famous by Thomas Nagel, who basically claimed that there is something that it is like to be that organism — that creature is conscious. Thus, consciousness is a mental

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