:)The nature of consciousness should be revealed by a linking back to its elemental beginnings. As I have tried to establish in other threads there is no human action, there are but human reactions, and it is reaction which is the essence of all consciousness, from the human being to the elements of an emergent quality in chemistry.
It is the nature of relational reality itself, that its essence is reaction, even on a wider spread of relational situtations,such as, the co-rrelational evolutionary development of organisms, reaction, reaction to the existence of another being, another situtation, another condition, the reaction of biology to its physical circumstances.
Motivations are to reactions what conditions are to objects. boagie
What is thought of as cause and effect as an example, is a human entity bringing two states , conditions or objects together so that a relational reaction can occur. This to is reaction rather than an action. As Hume has stated, what we think we know of the relation of cause and effect is gained simply by the habit of observation, bring these to conditions and/or objects together and something happens, what happens is a relational reaction on the part of both subjects in relation. The secrets of any transformation are to be found in the constitutions of the objects or conditions in relation to each other. One is not cause the other effect, a relational reaction you might say is a kind of mutualism--reaction in both directions.
Time is measured as the duration of reactions. boagie