Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 25, No. 3-4, March/April 2018

Journal of Consciousness Studies: Controversies in science & the humanities   4 About Authors Refereed Papers 9 Writer’s Block Revisited: A Micro-Phenomenological Case Study on the Blocking Influence of an Internalized Voice Eva Bojner Horwitz, Cecilia Stenfors & Walter Osika 29 Pristine Inner Experience While Silent Reading: It’s Not Silent Speaking of the Text Vincent P. Brouwers et alii 55 …

Editorial Introduction from Latest Issue of JCS

Hans Liljenström   Walter J. Freeman (1927–2016) was an influential American neuro­scientist who developed a unique way of interpreting brain processes, perception, cognition, and intentionality. He was born in 1927 in Washington DC, received an M.D. from Yale University in 1954, and completed a postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, in l959. In the same …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 25, No. 1-2, January/February 2018

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities Freeman Neurodynamics: From Populations of Neurons to Consciousness Special Issue edited by Hans Liljenström 4 About Authors 8 Editorial Introduction Hans Liljenström 13 Freeman Neurodynamics: The Past 25 Years Steven Bressler, Leslie Kay, Robert Kozma, Hans Liljenström & Giuseppe Vitiello Shorter Personal Notes 33 Walter Freeman and Some Thoughts on …

Book Reviews

  Godehard Brüntrup and Ludwig Jaskolla (eds.) Panpsychism: Contemporary Perspectives New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, 424 pp. ISBN: 978-0199359943 Reviewed by David Skrbina It is a striking fact that, despite growing interest in panpsychism over the past two decades, there have been very few books dedicated to the subject. Among the four or five monographs, perhaps the first was …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 24, No. 11-12, November/December 2017

Journal of Consciousness Studies: controversies in science & the humanities 4 About Authors Refereed Papers 6 Transfer of Personality to a Synthetic Human (‘Mind Uploading’) and the Social Construction of Identity Sim Bamford & John Danaher 31 A Properly Physical Russellian Physicalism Christopher Devlin Brown 51 Microgenetic Theory of Perception, Memory, and the Mental State Jason W. Brown 71 Attention …

Is it a Problem that Physics is Mathematical?

Philip Goff   Abstract: In her paper ‘Does the Mathematical Nature of Physics Undermine Physicalism?’ Susan Schneider draws attention to a much neglected challenge to physicalism, arising from its mathematical vocabulary. Whilst I agree with Schneider that the mathematical nature of physics is a concern for the physicalist, I disagree with her concerning the essence of the problem. I argue …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 24, No. 9-10, September/October 2017

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities 4 About Authors Symposium: The Mathematical Nature of Physics and Physicalism edited by Jenelle Salisbury Target Article 7 Does the Mathematical Nature of Physics Undermine Physicalism? Susan Schneider Commentaries 40 Should Physicalists Fear Abstracta? Barbara Gail Montero 50 Is it a Problem that Physics is Mathematical? Philip Goff 59 On …

Explaining Levitation By Denying Gravity

Geoffrey Dean and Ivan W. Kelly   A Response to Kenneth McRitchie’s Article ‘Clearing the Logjam in Astrological Research’ Abstract: McRitchie (2016) mistakes our 2003 JCS article ‘Is Astrol­ogy Relevant to Consciousness and Psi’ for an attack on astrology when it merely asks if the performance of astrologers has implications for consciousness and psi. For example, he attempts to validate …

Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 24, No. 7-8, July/August 2017

Journal of Consciousness Studies – controversies in science & the humanities   4 About Authors Refereed Papers 8 Does the Rose-Tinted Glasses Effect in Contemporary Physics Prevent Us from Explaining Consciousness? Wolfgang Baer 28 The Concept of Consciousness and the Bogeyman of Conflation Dylan Black 51 Hemispheric Asymmetry in Attention and its Impact on Our Consciousness: A Review with Reference …

The Lower Bounds of Desire[1]

Henry Shevlin Abstract: One influential philosophical account of desire treats it as a species of propositional attitude, possessing broadly the same kinds of content as belief while differing in direction of fit. However, this argu­ably neglects more basic forms of desire. It seems an open possibility, for example, that animals that lack propositional attitudes might still have simple desires mediated …