Announcement for grant 2018

The Helene Reeder Fund is pleased to announce the availability of grants for small and medium sized scientific research projects concerning the question of Life after Death. Grants will be awarded in the range of EUR 500 – 5000 maximum. The topic Research into Life after Death should constitute the main objective of the project. Applications in English to be …

Non-propositional Contents and How to Find Them

Alex Grzankowski Abstract: To understand what non-propositional content is and whether there are any such contents, we first need to know what propositional content is. That issue will be the focus of the first section of this essay. In the second section, with an understanding of propo­sitional content in hand, we will consider representations that fail to have propositional content. …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 25, No. 3-4, March/April 2018

Journal of Consciousness Studies: Controversies in science & the humanities   4 About Authors Refereed Papers 9 Writer’s Block Revisited: A Micro-Phenomenological Case Study on the Blocking Influence of an Internalized Voice Eva Bojner Horwitz, Cecilia Stenfors & Walter Osika 29 Pristine Inner Experience While Silent Reading: It’s Not Silent Speaking of the Text Vincent P. Brouwers et alii 55 …

Editorial Introduction from Latest Issue of JCS

Hans Liljenström   Walter J. Freeman (1927–2016) was an influential American neuro­scientist who developed a unique way of interpreting brain processes, perception, cognition, and intentionality. He was born in 1927 in Washington DC, received an M.D. from Yale University in 1954, and completed a postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, in l959. In the same …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 25, No. 1-2, January/February 2018

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities Freeman Neurodynamics: From Populations of Neurons to Consciousness Special Issue edited by Hans Liljenström 4 About Authors 8 Editorial Introduction Hans Liljenström 13 Freeman Neurodynamics: The Past 25 Years Steven Bressler, Leslie Kay, Robert Kozma, Hans Liljenström & Giuseppe Vitiello Shorter Personal Notes 33 Walter Freeman and Some Thoughts on …

Book Reviews

  Godehard Brüntrup and Ludwig Jaskolla (eds.) Panpsychism: Contemporary Perspectives New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, 424 pp. ISBN: 978-0199359943 Reviewed by David Skrbina It is a striking fact that, despite growing interest in panpsychism over the past two decades, there have been very few books dedicated to the subject. Among the four or five monographs, perhaps the first was …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 24, No. 11-12, November/December 2017

Journal of Consciousness Studies: controversies in science & the humanities 4 About Authors Refereed Papers 6 Transfer of Personality to a Synthetic Human (‘Mind Uploading’) and the Social Construction of Identity Sim Bamford & John Danaher 31 A Properly Physical Russellian Physicalism Christopher Devlin Brown 51 Microgenetic Theory of Perception, Memory, and the Mental State Jason W. Brown 71 Attention …

Is it a Problem that Physics is Mathematical?

Philip Goff   Abstract: In her paper ‘Does the Mathematical Nature of Physics Undermine Physicalism?’ Susan Schneider draws attention to a much neglected challenge to physicalism, arising from its mathematical vocabulary. Whilst I agree with Schneider that the mathematical nature of physics is a concern for the physicalist, I disagree with her concerning the essence of the problem. I argue …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 24, No. 9-10, September/October 2017

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities 4 About Authors Symposium: The Mathematical Nature of Physics and Physicalism edited by Jenelle Salisbury Target Article 7 Does the Mathematical Nature of Physics Undermine Physicalism? Susan Schneider Commentaries 40 Should Physicalists Fear Abstracta? Barbara Gail Montero 50 Is it a Problem that Physics is Mathematical? Philip Goff 59 On …

Explaining Levitation By Denying Gravity

Geoffrey Dean and Ivan W. Kelly   A Response to Kenneth McRitchie’s Article ‘Clearing the Logjam in Astrological Research’ Abstract: McRitchie (2016) mistakes our 2003 JCS article ‘Is Astrol­ogy Relevant to Consciousness and Psi’ for an attack on astrology when it merely asks if the performance of astrologers has implications for consciousness and psi. For example, he attempts to validate …