An attempt to define "consciousness." CSP recognizes three meanings of the word (excluding the nonphilosophical usage which occurs when a person who comes out of a faint is said to have recovered consciousness). The three meanings reflect the three categories: feeling (Firstness), effort (Secondness), and thought (Thirdness). In regard to the second mode of consciousness, CSP distinguishes the active species from the passive (or degenerate) species.
Consciousness, Effort and consciousness (see also Secondness), Feeling and consciousness, Firstness (see also Categories Feeling Monad Quality), Psychology, Secondness (see also Categories Effort Reaction), Thirdness, Thought