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. …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 23, No. 3–4, March/April 2016

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities 4      About Authors Refereed Papers 8      Husserl’s ‘Pairing’ Relation and the Role of Others in Infant Perception                    Susan Bredlau 31      Imagination and Belief: The Microtheories Model of Hypothetical Thinking            Jeanette Bicknell 50      The Phenomenology of Psychopathological Embodiment: A Critique of Thomas Fuchs’ Concept of Corporealization                                          Anthony Vincent Fernandez 76      Precognition: The Only …

Response to Fernandez, ‘The Phenomenology of Psychopathological Embodiment’

Thomas Fuchs   Introduction The account and critique of some of my major concepts offered by Fernandez (2016) gives me a welcome opportunity for several clari­fications. The lived body, embodied subjectivity, and intersubjectivity are indeed fundamental principles of my psychopathological research. For its aim is a novel conception of psychiatric illnesses as disturb­ances of being-in-the-world which are not occurring in …

A Response to Our Theatre Critics

Allan Hobson[1] and Karl J. Friston[2]   Abstract: We would like to thank Dolega and Dewhurst (2015) for a thought-provoking and informed deconstruction of our article, which we take as (qualified) applause from valued members of our audience. In brief, we fully concur with the theatre-free formulation offered by Dolega and Dewhurst and take the opportunity to explain why (and …

The Evolution of the Self

This paper is about the biological and cognitive origins of the self. The target papers in the JCS special issue ‘A new approach to studies of the self’ give insights into the experience of the self and release from self. But some scientific questions remained unanswered, notably: What is the self? Why is it so destructive in its impact on …

JCS Vol. 23, No. 1–2, January/February 2016 – Editorial Introduction

Nini Praetorius Editorial Introduction In the formidable amount of literature within philosophy, psychology, psychoanalysis, and more recently within the neurosciences and psychiatry, one finds a plethora of different notions and approaches to the self. Whilst most researchers and scholars taking part in the discussion about the self can agree, minimally, that it is natural for us to have a ‘sense …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 23, No. 1–2, January/February 2016

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities A New Approach to Studies of the Self: Its Development, Function, and Relation to Consciousness Special Issue edited by Nini Praetorius and Simon Høffding 4      About Authors 8      Editorial Introduction                                                     Nini Praetorius Part 1: Target Papers by Spiritual Masters 14      Experience, Self, and Individual Consciousness      A.H. Almaas 32      Adyashanti’s Teaching …

New book out: Spinoza- Basic Concepts

Spinoza: Basic Concepts explores key concepts involved in Spinoza’s thinking, relating it to his understanding of philosophy, outlining the arguments and explaining the implications of each concept. Together, the chapters cover the full range of Spinoza’s interdisciplinary system of philosophy.   Available now from the Imprint Academic Bookshop

JCS Vol. 22, No. 11–12, November/December 2015 Table of Contents

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities Insights into the First-Person Perspective and the Self: An Interdisciplinary Approach Special Issue edited by Mihretu P. Guta and Sophie Gibb 4      About Authors 8      Editorial Introduction                                             Mihretu P. Guta Part One: Selfhood/Personhood and the First Person 20      Self, Bodies, and Self-Reference: Reflections on Jonathan Lowe’s Non-Cartesian Dualism                                                                                                                  José Luis …

Vol. 22, No. 11–12, November/December 2015 Editorial Introduction

Mihretu P. Guta Editorial Introduction 1. The Questions and the Background The essays in this volume focus on the notion of the first-person pro­noun ‘I’, the notion of the self or person,[1] and the notion of the first-person perspective. Let us call these the three notions. Ever since Descartes set the initial tone in his Meditations, modern philosophical controversies concerning …