"conscious of" implies that you have access to it in daily life and can therefore gain power from its use. "knowing about" means you could pass a test, which is useful in only limited application.
Richard Brodie email@example.com
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Robin Faichney
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 12:48 AM
Subject: Re: virus: Consciousness
In message <3737B175.F9E28446@c-realm.com>, KMO <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes
>CONSCIOUS of human psychology and the methods compliance professionals use
>gives you access to a range of defensive strategies which are not
>who is unconscious of the psychological/social dynamics that are in play.
Why are "conscious of" and "unconscious of" better than "knowing about" and "ignorant of"? Because to me, bringing consciousness into this is just causing confusion. There are certainly parallels and connections between consciousness on one hand and education/intelligence on the other, but they are NOT the same thing!