personal nature of notions of consciousness

a theoretical and empirical examination of the role of the personal in the understanding of consciousness by Imants Baruss

Publisher: University Press of America in Lanham, MD

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StatementImants Baruss
LC ClassificationsBF311 .B33 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 217 p. ;
Number of Pages217
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16692113M
ISBN 100819177075
LC Control Number89-29559

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid. personal detail of my life, to my knowledge of what is happening at the furthest fringe of the observable universe, to my questions about the infinite complexities of the human brain. Without consciousness there would be none of this. (2) Pure consciousness or primal awareness, our essential nature, is a permanent, timeless and. The problem of phenomenal consciousness 3 qualitative feel or qualitative states are experiential ones, subjective ones. They are states that essentially possess im-portantly, perhaps, for any phenomenally conscious state, there is some- thing that it is like to be, or to undergo, that state. ‘Fundamentally’, writes. E-Book (revised Jan., ) de Broglie Matter Waves and the Evolution of Consciousness. In Louis de Broglie introduced the notion of matter waves, the particle-wave duality of matter which is the reciprocal extension of the notion of the particle-wave duality of light.

  In one way, these considerations make the debate more tractable: phenomenal consciousness seems mysterious and inaccessible, but other notions of consciousness are far more easily tested for. There are extant tests for self-awareness and meta-cognitive abilities even in animals, and no reason why they cannot be applied to humans, too. The conventional scientific world-view of materialism (or physicalism) has never even gotten out of the starting blocks in addressing the nature of consciousness (witness “the hard problem of consciousness”, as it was defined by Australian philosopher of . This book reviews some of the most important scientific and philosophical theories concerning the nature of mind and consciousness. Current theories on the mind-body problem and the neural correlates of consciousness are presented through a series of biographical sketches of the most influential thinkers across the fields of philosophy of mind, psychology and neuroscience. About the Book. This is the second volume in a series of books that describe in the form of illustration and entries kept in a diary certain extraordinary and unusual experiences.

_Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness_ is a republication by Dover Publications of the twelfth edition of a work first published in by mystical writer Evelyn Underhill which attempts to shed light on the nature of mysticism in terms of philosophy, psychology, and mysticism itself through beautiful prose. Although it takes place outside the headlines, even those that deal with science, a heated debate is occurring about mind and matter. On one side is a camp of so-called physicalists, formerly known as materialists, who hold fast to the assumption that any and all phenomena in nature can be reduced to physical processes, namely the forces and the interaction between objects (atoms, subatomic or. Clues about the nature of this late-arising product come from those rare situations where focal attention is devoted to input analysis without accompanying consciousness. One striking example is blindsight, a condition in which subjects are rendered blind in one half of their visual field as a . OCLC Number: Description: xviii, pages 22 cm: Contents: Foreword / by Ian Stevenson --Author's foreword The Attitude of others Individuality and personality --Life and its manifestations --The Origin of the individual --Body and mind --Parallelism --Interactionism --How may the relationship of mind to body be conceived?--Limitative function of the brain --Definitive.

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Collects and clarifies the variety of notions of consciousness in an effort to establish a basis for an interdisciplinary study of consciousness. Through theoretical and empirical analyses this study confirms the connection between personal attitudes toward life and toward reality in general, an individual's judgement concerning the nature of.

His research focuses on fundamental questions concerning the nature of consciousness, with academic papers having appeared in psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and science journals.

He is the author of several other books, including The Personal Nature of Notions of Consciousness, Authentic Knowing, and Transcendent Mind (co-authored with ISBN: The personal nature of notions of consciousness: a theoretical and empirical examination of the role of the personal in the understanding of consciousness.

The Personal Nature of Notions of Consciousness: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of the Role of the Personal in the Understanding of Consciousness(University Press of America, ) This book is his doctoral dissertation in which Baruss and his supervisor Robert Moore tried to circumscribe the state of scientific knowledge concerning.

He is the author of two previous books, The Personal Nature of Notions of Consciousness and Authentic Knowing. Reviews and Awards. This book is a user-friendly map of states of awareness as they are scientifically and experientially understood. This book would be a useful text to aid students of psychology.

—: What apears to be accepted in theory, but fails to be appreciated in practice, is the recognition that these various versions of consciousness are correlated with a given person’s purported experience and their personal beliefs about the nature of reality.

Great review and I’m inclined to agree with your thoughts on the first two books. Hofmann seems to be focused more on making a splash by saying outlandish things than truly trying to explain the nature of consciousness.

Koch is definitely on the right track, but needs to make a few adjustments to IIT before he can get there. Science and nature books Not strictly a book about consciousness, I include Bauby’s memoir because it demonstrates the tremendous power of.

consciousness and changes your thoughts about the nature of reality." —Sanaya Roman author of Living with Joy "I count Jane Roberts' brilliant book, The Nature of Personal Reality, as a spiritual classic and one of the influential books in my life.

As I closed the last page, I looked up at a new world — boundless and filled with possibility.". Hey guys, so today I want to explain personal nature of notions of consciousness book you the true nature of what consciousness really is. Science, especially neuroscience, has been been grappling with the age old question of what consciousness.

So it seems that to find a place for consciousness within the natural order, we must either revise our conception of consciousness, or revise our conception of nature.

In twentieth-century philosophy, this dilemma is posed most acutely in C. Broad's The Mind and its Place in Nature (Broad ). “When Species Meet is a breathtaking meditation on the intersection between humankind and dog, philosophy and science, and macro and micro cultures.” —Cameron Woo, Publisher of Bark magazine Inabout 69 million U.S.

households had pets, giving homes to around million dogs, million cats, and million birds, and spending over $38 billion dollars on companion animals.4/5(2). We now proceed to explain the nature of personal identity, which has become so great a question in philosophy, especially of late years in England, where all the abstruser sciences are study'd with a peculiar ardour and application.

And here 'tis evident, the same method of reasoning must be continu'd. The book begins with two introductory chapters; Falling into Zen describes my own practice and how I set about tackling the questions, and The problem of consciousness outlines the scientific and.

This book is written to put forward a particular scientific hypothesis about the nature of conscious experiences, or qualia. It is aimed largely at academic readers, but because of the wide variety of professional backgrounds among academics interested in the nature of consciousness.

The continuous movement, between the theoretical and the poetic, the personal and the public, represents an architectural structure which is defined by a collective agency.

Every echo of the texts becomes a reference for the others, and every resonance amplifies the voices, fueling the streams of consciousness beyond the pages of the book.

Sources and link to book by Rupert Glasgow: Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In the. Books shelved as consciousness: Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julia. The Nature of Consciousness, Part 1: Our Image of the World Lyrics I find it a little difficult to say what the subject matter of this seminar is going to be, because it's too fundamental to give.

This book discusses self-consciousness and personal identity in a wide range of early modern philosophers. It is clearly and engagingly written. The book is easily accessible to non-specialists and has a lot to offer to specialists, in particular on account of its extensive coverage of thinkers other than the usual suspects.

Now, after tackling the problem of consciousness for many years, the author thinks he finally has the basis for an explanation. The principal difficulty in forming an understanding arises from an artificial barrier thrown up by our own preconceived notions of existence which must first be surmounted.

From the Jacket: The theme of Vijnana Bhairava Tantra is dharana, or concentration, a subject most relevant today. This new translation and commentary of a classical tantric text. Exploring the non-local nature of consciousness--how it transcends the physical brain and body, Silverman explains why the human mind cannot be reduced to a computer and examines what separates sentient beings from machines.

One of the aims of this book is to consider that very question and also to invite the reader to join me in. Higher consciousness is the consciousness of a god or "the part of the human mind that is capable of transcending animal instincts".

While the concept has ancient roots, dating back to the Bhagavad Gita and Indian Vedas, it was significantly developed in German idealism, and is a central notion in contemporary popular spirituality, including the New Age movement.

'The Nature of Consciousness is a major contribution to our understanding of who we are. This is a book which I am sure will become one of the great classics of our time.

Please read it, because as we evolve we will all need to understand non-duality.’. We abuse our trusteeship of Nature at our peril.

Howard Jones is a graduate in physical sciences with a PhD in medical chemistry. He is the author of numerous books, including The World as Spirit, The Tao of Holism, The Thoughtful Guide to God, and Evolution of Consciousness. They’re intended to help fine-tune our inner senses, expand our notion of reality, refine our sound, our soul’s song to unlock the portal to personal revelation.

This first book in the series, All in Whole Consciousness, encourages us to go within to challenge long-held thoughts and beliefs to release attachments to the limitations of identity.

He is author of The Personal Nature of Notions of Consciousness: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination of the Role of the Personal in the Understanding of Consciousness, Science as a. Living Consciousness examines the brilliant, but now largely ignored, insights of French philosopher Henri Bergson ( ).

Presenting a detailed and accessible analysis of Bergson s thought, G. William Barnard highlights how Bergson s understanding of the nature of consciousness and, in particular, its relationship to the physical world remain strikingly relevant to numerous contemporary. Septem Hardening of Consciousness Riccardo Manzotti and Tim Parks.

Manzotti: In declaring consciousness the “hard problem,” something extraordinary, and separating it from the rest of the physical world, Chalmers and others cast the debate in an anti-Copernican frame, preserving the notion that human consciousness exists in a special and, it is always implied.

Consciousness is defined as our subjective awareness of ourselves and our environment (Koch, ). The experience of consciousness is fundamental to human nature. We all know what it means to be conscious, and we assume (although we can never be sure) that other human beings experience their consciousness similarly to how we experience ours.

Consciousness takes into consideration what is best for everyone. In the future there will be no need for laws, because people want to do what is right because consciousness is so inclined. Laws are based on the notion of distrust of human nature, which is the central myth of our civilization which is causing all our personal and collective.It is difficult to find a scientifically based NDE book, but I have to say that Consciousness Beyond Life executed the scientific study of the NDE very well.

While there aren't any characters, the book talks about many people's experiences, along with the author's personal experiences.4/5(69).