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Précis of Thinking and Perceiving

23rd March 2023

Dustin Stokes[1] To be in the world is to be in contact with it. Whether animate or inanimate, worldly objects seem to be objects that can be in contact with other objects. This may just be what it means to say that some­thing is in the world. This is the provocative bit of metaphysics with…

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Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 30, No. 3 – 4, March/April 2023

23rd March 2023

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities   4 About Authors Refereed Papers 7 Continuous Organismic Sentience as the Integration of Core Affect and Vitality Ignacio Cea & David Martínez-Pernía 34 What is an Identity Crisis? Nada Gligorov 59 Unconscious Intelligence in the Skilled Control of Expert Action Spencer Ivy 84 The ALARM…

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Consciousness

24th January 2023

Etzel Cardeña[1]   Max Velmans at 80 Years of Age ‘I eventually discovered the universe of the individual psyche to be far more interesting and unfathomable than I could possibly have imagined.’ (Velmans, 2017, p. 12) This Special Issue celebrates the 80th birthday of Max Leopold Velmans, born in Amsterdam during the German occupation. Forced…

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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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