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Vimal, R. L. P. (2015). Meanings attributed to the term ‘Spirituality’ and Science underlying it: extended Dual-Aspect Monism.

8th October 2015

Abstract Spirituality (आध्यात्मिकता: Ādhyayātmiktā), as self-transcendence (self-forgetfulness, transpersonal identification, and mysticism), started in northwest Indian subcontinent during the Indus Valley Civilization since Rig-Vedic period (astronomical-sky-view 8000-4000 BC). There are over 55 meanings attributed to the term ‘spirituality’, which were categorized in two groups: religion-based and science-based spirituality. Any person (theists, atheists, agnostics, humanists, hedonists, and…

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JCS Vol. 22, No. 9–10, September/October 2015 Table of Contents

8th October 2015

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities Vol. 22, No. 9–10, September/October 2015 4      About Authors Commentaries on Christian Coseru, Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy, with Précis and Reply 7      Introduction to Symposium                      Evan Thompson 9      Précis of Perceiving Reality                      Christian Coseru 25      Buddhist Naturalism Conventionalized:       A Critical Review of…

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Data Driven Narcissism: How Will “Big Data” Feed Back on Us?

8th October 2015

Thomas Raab Eberlgasse 6/3, A-1020 Vienna, Austria. E-Mail: tr@sil.at  Abstract How do “big data” affect us as psychological beings? In this paper I argue that the user-specific contents spawned by analyses of massive data sets obtained by transaction data and online marketing software agents of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc. must tend to reinforce the respective…

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Perceiving Two Levels of the Flow of Time”, JCS volume 22

28th August 2015

All, or None : ) I am wondering why an article, essentially about visual perception, has been included in JCS. The word “consciousness” is not to be found in the article. What is the nature of consciousness such that there seems to be a dispute over what time is? The experiments, discussed in the article,…

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Journal of Consciousness Studies Vol. 22, No. 7–8 – TOC

18th August 2015

  Vol. 22, No. 7–8, July/August 2015 4     About Authors Commentaries on Neil Levy, Consciousness and Moral Responsibility, with Précis and Reply 7     Précis of Consciousness and Moral Responsibility          Gregg D. Caruso 26     Some Doubts About the Consciousness Requirement for Moral Responsibility         Philip Robichaud 37     Acting from the Gut: Responsibility Without Awareness              Chandra Sripada 49    …

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5th August 2015

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Acting from the Gut

30th July 2015

Responsibility Without Awareness Chandra Sripada   1. Introduction It is widely agreed that to be morally responsible for an action, a person must satisfy certain epistemic requirements, and it is useful to divide these requirements into two parts. The first part addresses the question of what must be known (or at least sincerely believed; following…

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Open Mind

10th July 2015

Thomas Metzinger and Jennifer Windt Open Mind An Open Access Collection of Research on Mind, Brain, and Consciousness The Open Mind project is an unusual and innovative way to celebrate the more than 10 years of existence of the Mind Group at Mainz University. Instead of organizing a one-off event, such as a confer­ence, we…

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So It Was Microtubules After All?

10th July 2015

Jonathan C.W. Edwards So It Was Microtubules After All? Conference Report: Towards a Science of Consciousness, Helsinki 2015 I will start with some whingeing, but then rapidly move on to the good bits and finally to the very good bits. Despite the admirable efforts and warm hospitality of Paavo Pylkkänen, Stuart Hameroff, and the organizing…

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