JCS Vol. 23, No. 7-8, July/August 2016 Editorial Introduction

Mattia Riccardi and Frank Larøi   It is far less uncommon than usually thought that our mind (or brain) makes us seem to see, hear, touch, smell, or taste certain things despite none of such things being there in our surroundings. When this happens, we undergo an hallucination. States of mind of this kind can be extremely disturbing as well …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 23, No. 7-8, July/August 2016

  Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities   Hallucinations Special Issue edited by Mattia Riccardi and Frank Larøi 4      About Authors 9      Editorial Introduction                                             Mattia Riccardi                                                                                                     & Frank Larøi 23      Perceptual Acquaintance and the Seeming Relationality of Hallucinations            Fabian Dorsch 65      Hallucination as Mental Imagery                             Bence Nanay 82      Toward a Unified Account of Hallucinations        Jérôme Dokic …

Ranulph Glanville and How to Live the Cybernetics of Unknowing

A festschrift issue of Cybernetics and Human Knowing focusing on the work of Ranulph Glanville, cybernetician, design researcher, theorist, educator and multi-platform artist/designer/performer. Available now from our bookshop: just click on the image. Enter coupon code glanville for 25% off published price. Cheaper than Amazon! £19.95  £14.95  Free postage for UK orders  

The sensorimotor approach – consciousness as a red herring

I particularly enjoyed J. Kevin O’Regan’s no-nonsense account of the sensorimotor approach to consciousness. He, indeed, may be right that consciousness is a multivariate phenomenon with many parallel streams which does not emerge from the brain as a discreet identifiable process, and is consequently unclassifiable. I can almost subscribe to this view, but it still leaves many scientific avenues open …

Enlightenment Conference Online. 26 April – 07 May 2016

Enlightenment Conference Online   Erleuchtungskongress.de   April – 07. May 2016   Readers of JCS may well have encountered such concepts as “enlightenment,” “awakening” or other references to higher states of development of the human consciousness and brain. A recent online conference, organized primarily in German by Ludmilla Rudat and Roland Heine, and titled Conference on Enlightenment has afforded greater …

Editorial Introduction to The Sensorimotor Approach. JCS Vol. 23, No. 5–6

David Silverman Perception, Consciousness, and Skilful Interaction   According to the sensorimotor approach, perceptual experience should not be identified with neural activity, as it standardly is, but instead with bodily skill-driven interactive encounters with the outside environment. The central motivation for this understanding is that it makes per­ception and consciousness more intelligible. In particular, it helps explain the phenomenal character …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 23, No. 5–6, May/June 2016

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities The Sensorimotor Approach Special Issue edited by David Silverman and Jan Degenaar 4      About Authors 7      Perception, Consciousness, and Skilful Interaction: Editorial Introduction        David Silverman Part I: Sensorimotor Theories of Perception and Consciousness 12      Hurley’s Transcendental Enactivism                           Dave Ward 39      How the Sensorimotor Approach to Consciousness Bridges Both Comparative and Absolute Explanatory Gaps                 …

New Book: The Moral Philosophy of Elizabeth Anscombe

Edited by: Luke Gormally, David Albert Jones,Roger Teichmann Elizabeth Anscombe’s 1958 essay ‘Modern Moral Philosophy’ contributed to the transformation of the subject from the late 1960s, reversing the trend to assume that there is no intrinsic connection between facts, values, and reasons for action; and directing attention towards the category of virtues. Her later ethical writings were focused on particular ideas and …

JCS:v23,no1-2,pp14-31, A.H Almaas, in a different key : )

  All, or None : ) We can use the following simple model to ground Almaas’s epistemological entry in an ontologically dynamic, rational framework: 1) There is one self, a field of aware energy, but for the purpose of discussion, we will say it has 3 parts. 1) The inner self that looks into the inner dimension of the mind. …