Non-intentional consciousness

Non-intentional consciousness: Consciousness which is not consciousness of something. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Non-positional consciousness

Non-positional consciousness: Consciousness which is not from any position within the situation on which it reflects. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11. 

Nonmonotonic Reasoning (Logic) :

Nonmonotonic Reasoning (Logic): The term “non-monotonic logic” covers a family of formal frameworks devised to capture and represent defeasible inference — that kind of everyday inference in which reasoners draw conclusions tentatively, reserving the right to retract them in the light of further information. Such inferences are called “non-monotonic” because the set of conclusions warranted on… Read More

Nothingness, the Void, Emptiness

Nothingness, the Void, Emptiness: An ultimate idea with many names in Hindu, Buddhist and Zen thought which is often confused with mere negation. It is best understood as no-thingness, meaning it is boundless with no center or circumference and beyond spatio-temporal location, the infinite bliss consciousness without division or object of it. Source: ‘What is Good? What… Read More