The Lower Bounds of Desire[1]

Henry Shevlin Abstract: One influential philosophical account of desire treats it as a species of propositional attitude, possessing broadly the same kinds of content as belief while differing in direction of fit. However, this argu­ably neglects more basic forms of desire. It seems an open possibility, for example, that animals that lack propositional attitudes might still have simple desires mediated …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 24, No. 5-6, May/June 2017

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities 4 About Authors Refereed Papers 8 There Is No Free Won’t: The Role Definitions Play Lieke Asma 24 Mirroring, Mind-reading and Smart Behaviour-reading Emma Borg 50 Change Blindness in Higher-Order Thought: Misrepresentation or Good Enough? Ingar Brinck & Asger Kirkeby-Hinrup 74 In Defence of First-Order Representationalism Peter Carruthers 88 The …

WHAT IN THE WORLD IS UNIVERSE? : A PRIME EXAMPLE

106 ISSN 2518-1866 (Online), ISSN 2307-3705 (Print). Philosophy & Cosmology 2016 (Vol. 17) Marvin E. Kirsh1 — PhD Biochemistry, The City University of New York (Los Angeles, USA) E-mail: kirsh2152000@yahoo.com This writing attempts to capture mind and matter to rational description by focusing on disparity between scientific method as it extracts concepts and discards particulars and ordinary cognitive functioning that …

JCS Vol. 24, No. 3–4: Introduction

Special Issue on Time and Consciousness Sean Enda Power   This special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies contains papers from philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience. All of the contributions concern time consciousness (or, as it is sometimes called, temporal experience). The contributions are from researchers in several disciplines who specialize in some way in the topic of time consciousness. …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 24, No. 3–4, March/April 2017

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities Time and Consciousness Special Issue edited by Sean Enda Power 4      About Authors 7      Introduction                                                          Sean Enda Power 14      Experience and the Pacemaker-Accumulator Model                                                  Valtteri Arstila 37      A Typology of Altered States According to the Consciousness State Space Model  Aviva Berkovich-Ohana & Marc Wittmann 62      Disrupted Continuity of Subjective Time in the Milliseconds …

Inner Speech, Inner Music, and Self-Regulation

    Whit Blauvelt   I was happy to find, in 2017’s first JCS, Daniel Gregory’s Is Inner Speech Dialogic?, most especially because it combines an appreciation of Paul Grice, with whom I studied long ago, with critique of Charles Fernyhough, whose book The Voices Within (2016) I recently gained much from.  Gregory argues that inner speech, contrary to Fernyhough, …

The Role of Brain Mechanisms in the Generation of Consciousness

John Smythies Abstract: This paper first reviews our present understanding, and mis­understanding, of the ‘binding’ problem of how phenomenal colour, shape, and movement are integrated within the visual system. The traditional theory that this is done by interactions between the separate colour, shape, and motion computational centres in the visual cortex has been undermined by experiments carried out by Semir Zeki …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 24, No. 1-2, January/February 2017

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities 3      About Authors Refereed Papers 7      The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything                                                                                                                                         Yochai Ataria 31      On Alien Philosophy                                                 R. Scott Bakker 53      The Contribution of Proposed Field Effects of Consciousness to the Prevention of US Accidental Fatalities                                                                                 Kenneth L. Cavanaugh & Michael C. Dillbeck 87      …

JCS Vol. 23, No. 11–12. Editorial Introduction

Keith Frankish   The topic of this special issue is the view that phenomenal conscious­ness (in the philosophers’ sense) is an illusion — a view I call illusionism. This view is not a new one: the first wave of identity theorists favoured it, and it currently has powerful and eloquent defenders, including Daniel Dennett, Nicholas Humphrey, Derk Pereboom, and Georges …