Consciousness Transitions

Consciousness Transitions
Author: Hans Liljenström,Peter Århem
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780080554631
ISBN 13: 0080554636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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It was not long ago when the consciousness was not considered a problem for science. However, this has now changed and the problem of consciousness is considered the greatest challenge to science. In the last decade, a great number of books and articles have been published in the field, but very few have focused on the how consciousness evolves and develops, and what characterizes the transitions between different conscious states, in animals and humans. This book addresses these questions. Renowned researchers from different fields of science (including neurobiology, evolutionary biology, ethology, cognitive science, computational neuroscience and philosophy) contribute with their results and theories in this book, making it a unique collection of the state-of-the-art of this young field of consciousness studies. First book on the topic Focus on different levels of consciousness, including: Evolutionary, developmental, and functional Highly interdisciplinary

Transitions Between Consciousness and Unconsciousness

Transitions Between Consciousness and Unconsciousness
Author: Guido Hesselmann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0429891504
ISBN 13: 9780429891502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The empirical study of consciousness is in constant progress. New ideas and approaches arise, methods are being debated and refined, and experimental research over the last two decades has produced a rich body of data, acquired in the aim to better understand consciousness and its neural underpinnings. This volume synthesises this data, focusing on how to understand the relations and transitions between consciousness and unconsciousness alongside exploring and distinguishing conscious experience of sensory stimuli and unconscious states. Bringing together leading academics and promising young scientists from across the fields of psychology and neuroscience, Transitions between Consciousness and Unconsciousness discusses controversial topics and ideas, providing an overview of current research trends and opinions, as well as perspectives on theoretical and methodological questions. This is an essential volume for consciousness researchers and students from across psychology, neuroscience and philosophy, as well as those researching modes of visual processing.

Transitions Between Consciousness and Unconsciousness

Transitions Between Consciousness and Unconsciousness
Author: Marcus Rothkirch,Morten Overgaard,Guido Hesselmann
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN 10: 2889454312
ISBN 13: 9782889454310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitions Between Consciousness and Unconsciousness Book Review:

Over the last years, a large body of experimental data have been generated in the attempt to understand consciousness and its neural underpinnings. In this respect, particular interest has been paid to the attempt to distinguish between conscious experience and unconscious states which however may still be considered as mental states (e.g., in virtue of their representational nature). This is of course not without reason. A deep understanding of that which specifically characterizes conscious states, including neural correlates and cognitive functions, may crucially inform the ambition of understanding the relation between experience and the physical world. Nevertheless, the question has historically been challenged by the fact that consciousness is available in the first person only – not to other people, including scientists. Different methodological traditions and choices have led to quite different understandings of how conscious and unconscious states relate, and diverse empirical work has been inspired and guided by various cognitive and neurobiological theories of consciousness. The very diverse viewpoints include such different positions as the idea that unconscious states are associated with the very same functional characteristics as conscious states, and the idea that no informational state that is available for action can be completely unconscious. The Research Topic “Transitions between consciousness and unconsciousness” is therefore devoted to this particular question, how to understand the relation and transition between consciousness and unconsciousness. We hope that the reader will find the collected articles both informative and thought-provoking, and that this Research Topic will stimulate the scientific debate.

Evolution and Consciousness

Evolution and Consciousness
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 259
Release: 1976
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1015107068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Informatica

Informatica
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000070290949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cultural Dilemmas During Transitions

Cultural Dilemmas During Transitions
Author: Yingxiong Zhou
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106018085081
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In the 1990s Taiwan and Poland were similarly plagued by the inroads of massive commercialism amidst diminishing cultural resources. Along with newly gained autonomy and cultural awakening, national identity had become a pressing issue. This book includes essays from a conference co-sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan, and the Polish Academy of Sciences, held in Warsaw between October 15 and 17, 2000. The contributions address the issues of localization and/or globalization in the age of transitions in Taiwan, Poland, and neighboring countries (Czech Republic, Lithuania, and Latvia).

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-09-28
ISBN 10: 0199839514
ISBN 13: 9780199839513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

The Evolution of the Sensitive Soul

The Evolution of the Sensitive Soul
Author: Simona Ginsburg,Eva Jablonka
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 0262039303
ISBN 13: 9780262039307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A new theory about the origins of consciousness that finds learning to be the driving force in the evolutionary transition to basic consciousness. What marked the evolutionary transition from organisms that lacked consciousness to those with consciousness—to minimal subjective experiencing, or, as Aristotle described it, “the sensitive soul”? In this book, Simona Ginsburg and Eva Jablonka propose a new theory about the origin of consciousness that finds learning to be the driving force in the transition to basic consciousness. Using a methodology similar to that used by scientists when they identified the transition from non-life to life, Ginsburg and Jablonka suggest a set of criteria, identify a marker for the transition to minimal consciousness, and explore the far-reaching biological, psychological, and philosophical implications. After presenting the historical, neurobiological, and philosophical foundations of their analysis, Ginsburg and Jablonka propose that the evolutionary marker of basic or minimal consciousness is a complex form of associative learning, which they term unlimited associative learning (UAL). UAL enables an organism to ascribe motivational value to a novel, compound, non-reflex-inducing stimulus or action, and use it as the basis for future learning. Associative learning, Ginsburg and Jablonka argue, drove the Cambrian explosion and its massive diversification of organisms. Finally, Ginsburg and Jablonka propose symbolic language as a similar type of marker for the evolutionary transition to human rationality—to Aristotle's “rational soul.”

Transition and Survival Technologies

Transition and Survival Technologies
Author: Angela deAngelis
Publsiher: Light Technology Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN 10: 1622336240
ISBN 13: 9781622336241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Change your life and reach beyond unnecessary limitations. Empower yourself. Know yourself and all that you really are and can be. Take a new look at healing, health, life, even death, and daily challenges and transitions. Transition and Survival Technologies takes readers further on their inner as well as interdimensional journeys into the worlds of healing, transitioning, shifting realities, and dying. This book takes you into the worlds the human consciousness has a right to access, and can indeed access, to heal and survive here and beyond. "We can free our attention to focus on something much more subtle, abstract, and more real than our so-called worldly experiences. Once we are fully liberated and our perceptions set free to see, a new kind of understanding or vision of reality can come to us. We can then see ourselves as something far more, far greater, than we believed ourselves to be." --Dr. deAngelis

Transitions in Consciousness from an African American Perspective

Transitions in Consciousness from an African American Perspective
Author: Carroy U. Ferguson
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780761827009
ISBN 13: 0761827005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitions in Consciousness from an African American Perspective Book Review:

In this book, Carroy Ferguson presents a unique glimpse into the transitional stages in consciousness that many African Americans experience as they explore the essence of being a Black person in U.S. society and the world. Using a model of six transitional stages in consciousness, original essays, and discourses on the symbolism of various historical events, Ferguson engages readers in an intriguing reflective process to give them a better understanding of how transitions in consciousness_from an African American perspective_are largely shaped and greatly influenced by the 'psychology of the times.' The essays, therefore, represent the various dynamics at play as many African Americans engage the contents of their consciousness and learn to explore and transcend various societal challenges. To assist readers in engaging their personal self-reflective processes, Ferguson provides creative exercises and a comprehensive timeline of African American life.

Self consciousness and Self determination

Self consciousness and Self determination
Author: Ernst Tugendhat
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011039487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book seeks to clarify the precise structure of self-consciousness and self-determination and elucidates their significance for our philosophical understanding of self-knowledge and human agency. The analysis challenges traditional models of theoretical self-knowledge and practical self-relation and elaborates an account of rationally grounded responsibility that jointly fulfills the demands of autonomy and authenticity. Tugendhat's study is a unique synthesis of the contemporary Anglo-American philosophical approach with an abiding concern for classical philosophical problems. It brings the methods of linguistic analysis to bear on such epistemological, moral, and metaphysical issues as the meaning and interconnections of self-knowledge, ego identity, rational self-understanding, and freedom of the will. In this context, the views of Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Mead, and Hegel are searchingly examined. The philosophical testimony of Kierkegaard, Freud, Habermas, and others is also presented and weighed. Self-Consciousness and Self-Determinationis based on a series of lectures given at Heidelberg. Ernst Tugendhat is currently Professor of Philosophy at the Freie UniversitÄt in Berlin. The book is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy.

Understanding Consciousness

Understanding Consciousness
Author: Max Velmans
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2002-09-11
ISBN 10: 1134590482
ISBN 13: 9781134590483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Stream of Consciousness and Free Indirect Discourse in Modern Chinese Literature

Stream of Consciousness and Free Indirect Discourse in Modern Chinese Literature
Author: Elly Hagenaar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042029937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Kyoto School s Takeover of Hegel

The Kyoto School s Takeover of Hegel
Author: Peter Suares
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000127703282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kyoto School s Takeover of Hegel Book Review:

The Kyoto School grafts the presuppositions and methodology of Hegel's idealism onto the Japanese Buddhist worldview. In The Kyoto School's Takeover of Hegel, Peter Suares evaluates the success of the three principal figures of the School—Nishida Kitaro, Tanabe Hajime, and Nishitani Keiji—in integrating these dissimilar ideas into a coherent religious philosophy.

Awakening Our Faith in the Future

Awakening Our Faith in the Future
Author: Peter T. Dunlap
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131649589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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What transformation would happen if we could combine the best of liberal politics with psychology? Awakening our Faith in the Future investigates the avenues for creating a new branch of psychology, a transformative political psychology. In the past, political psychology has focused directly on analysis and knowledge acquisition, rather than on interventions that transform self and culture. A transformative political psychology combines the best of traditional social science with the transformative intent of clinical psychology in order to create a new political culture. Peter T. Dunlap suggests that while liberals focus intently outside of themselves on changing the world, those with psychological interests focus much more internally on changing themselves. In this book, he argues that by combining political liberalism and psychology, and encouraging psychologists to develop cultural learning practices based on ideas of self-knowledge, there is opportunity to transform our political culture. Divided into five parts, this book explores: stories of political destiny questions of development opportunities for political development a speculative theory of cultural evolution practices of a political psychologist. This scholarly text uses personal experiences and the stories of progressive political leaders as pathways for addressing political problems, making it ideal reading for professionals and students in the fields of both politics and psychology as well as for activists interested in the future of liberalism.

Psi and the Consciousness Explosion

Psi and the Consciousness Explosion
Author: Stuart Holroyd
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 234
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210000897270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psi and the Consciousness Explosion Book Review:

Informatie over parapsychologische verschijnselen, zoals helderziendheid, telekinese en telepathie

Tracking Brain Dynamics Across Transitions of Consciousness

Tracking Brain Dynamics Across Transitions of Consciousness
Author: Iulia-Maria Comsa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1104652632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Field of Consciousness

The Field of Consciousness
Author: Aron Gurwitsch
Publsiher: Pittsburgh, Duquesne U.P
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1964
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015004299692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New Consciousness for a New World

New Consciousness for a New World
Author: Kingsley L. Dennis
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN 10: 1594778094
ISBN 13: 9781594778094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Consciousness for a New World Book Review:

A call for a paradigm shift in human thinking in recognition of the interconnectedness of all things--a new mind for a new world • Explains how the instability of our current time is part of a larger cycle of human evolution that will soon turn toward renewal and regeneration • Reveals how to participate in the process of conscious evolution to maintain resilience during these transitional times • Examines new findings in quantum physics and quantum biology on the interconnectivity of all life and how to utilize this for conscious evolution For centuries, indigenous wisdom traditions have talked of an epochal shift on the horizon, of a spiritual renaissance for the earth and her living family. Now the timelines are converging and the potential for an energetic “upgrade” for humanity is here, but first we must survive and evolve through the current period of transition. Explaining that evolution is not a gradual process but more like a “shock to the system”--radical waves of transformation after a period of dormancy--author Kingsley Dennis reveals that we are currently undergoing an evolutionary leap and shows not only how to survive but also thrive in this period of global upheaval and change. Examining the nature of evolutionary cycles, he explains that the instability we are now experiencing--climate change, economic meltdowns, and increasing political polarization--is the convergence of complex systems that have reached a critical state. What we need in order to push through to the coming spiritual renaissance is a paradigm shift in human thinking and perception, a conscious evolution in recognition of the interconnectedness of all things--a new mind for a new world. Examining new findings in quantum physics and quantum biology on the interconnectivity of all life as well as opportunities for us to reawaken our slumbering souls, this book offers a glimpse of the new global society to come, a renewed humanity for the 21st century, and how each of us can best participate during the process of planetary transformation.

Inference and Consciousness

Inference and Consciousness
Author: Timothy Chan,Anders Nes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN 10: 1351366734
ISBN 13: 9781351366731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inference and Consciousness Book Review:

Inference has long been a central concern in epistemology, as an essential means by which we extend our knowledge and test our beliefs. Inference is also a key notion in influential psychological accounts of mental capacities, ranging from problem-solving to perception. Consciousness, on the other hand, has arguably been the defining interest of philosophy of mind over recent decades. Comparatively little attention, however, has been devoted to the significance of consciousness for the proper understanding of the nature and role of inference. It is commonly suggested that inference may be either conscious or unconscious. Yet how unified are these various supposed instances of inference? Does either enjoy explanatory priority in relation to the other? In what way, or ways, can an inference be conscious, or fail to be conscious, and how does this matter? This book brings together original essays from established scholars and emerging theorists that showcase how several current debates in epistemology, philosophy of psychology and philosophy of mind can benefit from more reflections on these and related questions about the significance of consciousness for inference.