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Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 30, No. 11 – 12, November/December 2023

23rd November 2023

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities The Legacy of Francisco Varela Special Issue edited by Sebastjan Vörös 3 About Authors 7 Introduction: On What is Always Before Our Eyes: The Uncharted Depths of Francisco Varela’s Thought Sebastjan Vörös 17 At the Cradle of Things: The Act of Distinction and Francisco Varela’s Non-Dualist…

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Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 30, No. 9 – 10, September/October 2023

28th September 2023

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities What Forms Could Introspective Systems Take? Special Issue edited by François Kammerer and Keith Frankish 4 About Authors 9 Editorial Introduction: Possible Introspective Systems François Kammerer & Keith Frankish Target Article 13 What Forms Could Introspective Systems Take? A Research Programme François Kammerer & Keith Frankish…

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Editorial Introduction

28th September 2023

François Kammerer[1] and Keith Frankish[2]   Possible Introspective Systems Humans introspect: they represent their own current mental states in a way that allows for online behavioural control. And the psychological and epistemological specificities of exactly how they do so have long fascinated philosophers and scientists, playing a key role in various metaphysical and methodological debates…

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Emotional Consciousness

21st July 2023

Raamy Majeed[1] Introduction The conscious experience of emotion, or ‘emotional consciousness’ for short, is what makes emotions so significant from a first-person point of view. For some philosophers, such as Robert Solomon (2007), emotions — understood as conscious phenomena — are nothing short of what give our lives meaning. But how exactly should we understand…

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Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 30, No. 7 – 8, July/August 2023

21st July 2023

Journal of Consciousness Studies controversies in science & the humanities Emotional Consciousness Special Issue edited by Raamy Majeed 3 About Authors 6 Introduction: Emotional Consciousness Raamy Majeed 13 The Phenomenology of Emotional Expression Joel Smith 36 Exploring Affective-Evaluative Horizons Jonathan Mitchell 61 Personal Intentionalism and the Understanding of Emotion Experience Sarah Arnaud & Kathryn Pendoley 88…

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Indigenous Philosophies of Consciousness: Editorial Introduction

24th May 2023

Radek Trnka[1] and Radmila Lorencova[2]   Indigenous Philosophies of Consciousness Indigenous understandings of consciousness represent an important inspiration for scientific discussions about the nature of conscious­ness. Despite the fact that Indigenous concepts are not outputs of research driven by rigorous, scientific methods, they are of high significance, because they have been formed by hundreds of years…

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Table of Contents – JCS Vol. 30, No. 5 – 6, May/June 2023

24th May 2023

Journal of Consciousness Studies. Controversies in science & the humanities 4 About Authors Refereed Papers 9 Could You Have Thought Differently? An Argument Against Free Will Nicolas Alzetta 32 Quantum Indeterminism, Free Will, and Self-Causation Marco Masi 57 Responding to a Potpourri of Objections to the Modal Argument J.P. Moreland 75 Empirical Panpsychism: A New…

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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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