Conscience and Consciousness

Just a few thoughts on the topic. In consciousness I see myself from outside, so to speak, for I know that I am and I know, moreover, that I am in this world. That ability to see myself from outside is rooted in seeing myself by other people. I see you and, if we communicate, I realize that you see me. This is how I know that I am, generally speaking. But that requires of me to acknowledge you being a “right mirror.” That is, in order to become aware of my own existence I have to accept another human being and this pertains to conscience. And vice versa: To accept you I must know that I do exist. That is, consciousness and conscience presuppose one another… But that assumption brings in a question right away: How is “evil consciousness” possible then?

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