THEMES, TOPICS, ISSUES
Self-consciousness - The introduction to "Self-consciousness", from Ellmann, Richard and Charles Feidelson, Jr, eds. The Modern Tradition, Backgrounds of Modern Literature. New York: Oxford University Press. 1965.
The Uncounscious - The introduction to "The Unconscious", from Ellmann, Richard and Charles Feidelson, Jr, eds. The Modern Tradition, Backgrounds of Modern Literature. New York: Oxford University Press. 1965.
R E F E R E N C E S
Conscious adj [L conscius, fr. com- + scire to know]  1: perceiving, apprehending, or noticing with a degree of controlled thought or observation. 2 archaic: sharing another's knowledge or awareness of an inward state or outward fact 3: personally felt [__ guilt] 4: capable of or marked by thought, will, design, or perception 5: Self-Conscious 6: having mental faculties undulled by sleep, faintness, or stupor: Awake [became __ after the anesthesia wore off] 7: done or acting with critical awareness [a __ effort to do better] 8a: likely to notice, consider, or appraise [a bargain-conscious shopper] b: being concerned or interested [a budget-conscious businessman] c: marked by strong feelings or notions [a race-conscious society] -syn. see Aware
Concsiousness n 1a: the quality or state of being aware esp. of something within oneself b: the state or fact of being consious of an external object, state, or fact c: Awareness esp: concern for some social or political cause 2: the state of being characterized by sensation, emotion, volition, and thought: Mind 3: the totality of conscious states of an individual 4: the normal state of conscious life [regained __] 5: the upper level of mental life of which the person is aware as contrasted with unconscious processes
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]