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Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 30, No. 1 – 2, January/February 2023

24th January 2023

Journal of Consciousness Studies. Controversies in science & the humanities A Festschrift for Max Velmans Special Issue edited by Etzel Cardeña 3 About Authors 7 A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Consciousness: Max Velmans at 80 Years of Age Etzel Cardeña 21 Neurobiological Underpinnings of the Projection of Conscious Contents Alfredo Pereira Jr. 43 Velmans and the…

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The Linda G. O’Bryant Noetic Sciences Research Prize.

20th December 2022

This annual prize of $100,000 will be given to an individual or team whose research advances leading-edge science around consciousness, expanding our global reach. For details, please click the link below. $100,000 Research Prize 2024  

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James Lovelock and Consciousness. An Obituary

21st November 2022

Dorion Sagan James Ephraim Lovelock (1919–2022), most famous for postulating the Gaia hypothesis, which argues that Earth life as a whole resembles a coherent living being, regulating its reactive atmospheric chemistry, global mean temperature, and other environmental variables through the mutual action of life, died on his birthday, 26 July; symbolically, his life thus comes…

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Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 29, No. 11 – 12, November/December 2022

21st November 2022

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities 4 About Authors Refereed Papers 8 Facing Up to the Problem of Affect Nathaniel F. Barrett 29 The Complex Phenomenology of Episodic Memory: Felt Connections, Multimodal Perspectivity, and Multifaceted Selves Roy Dings & Christopher Jude McCarroll 56 Human Intelligence and Exceptionalism Revisited by a Philosopher: 100…

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Understanding Grief: Feeling, Intentionality, Regulation, and Interpretation

21st September 2022

Matthew Ratcliffe,[1] Becky Millar1 and Louise Richardson1 Introduction This collection of articles arose out of the project ‘Grief: A Study of Human Emotional Experience’, funded by the UK Arts and Humani­ties Research Council (grant ref. AH/T000066/1). The broad aims of the project are to draw on the resources of philosophy and other disciplines in order to…

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Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 29, No. 9 – 10, September/October 2022

21st September 2022

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities Understanding Grief: Feeling, Intentionality, Regulation, and Interpretation Special Issue edited by Matthew Ratcliffe, Becky Millar, and Louise Richardson 3 About Authors 7 Introduction Matthew Ratcliffe, Becky Millar & Louise Richardson 13 The ‘Pain’ of Grief Jennifer Radden 36 ‘Rather than Succour, My Memories Bring Eloquent Stabs…

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Introduction

14th July 2022

John Bickle[1] New mechanical philosophy, or ‘new mechanism’ — ‘a framework for thinking about the philosophical assumptions underlying many areas of science, especially in sciences such as biology, neuroscience, and psychology’ (Craver and Tabery, 2015) — now entering its third decade, took philosophy of science by storm. Lately, however, challenges have multiplied. Can new mechanism…

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Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 29, No. 7-8, July/August 2022

14th July 2022

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities 4 About Authors Refereed Papers 7 The Phenomenal Concept Strategy Cannot Explain Problem Intuitions Marcelino Botin 32 Modelling Subjective Consciousness: A Guide for the Perplexed Peter Burgess 57 Against the Explanatory Argument for Enactivism Leonard Dung 69 Psychedelics, Atheism, and Naturalism: Myth and Reality Chris Letheby…

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Book Review

25th May 2022

John Higgs William Blake vs. the World London: Weidenfield and Nicolson, 2021, 400 pp. ISBN: 9781474614351 Reviewed by Chris Nunn This is an exceptional biography: one that shows its author to have talents more than equal to elucidating those of his subject. William Blake (1757–1827), poet, artist, visionary, and supposed madman, also invented a method…

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Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 29, No. 5-6, May/June 2022

25th May 2022

Journal of Consciousness Studies: controversies in science & the humanities 4 About Authors Refereed Papers 8 Attempt to Replicate Bem’s Precognitive Avoidance Task and Detect Relationships with Trait Anxiety Sarika Arora, Mike Schmidt, James Boylan & Spiro P. Pantazatos 21 Alteration of Consciousness by Anaesthetics: A Multiscale Modulation from the Molecular to the Systems Level…

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