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Blackmore, Susan J. 1951-

Overview
Works: 66 works in 259 publications in 9 languages and 9,023 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Popular works  History 
Roles: Commentator, Creator, Correspondent, Interviewee
Classifications: B808.9, 153
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Most widely held works by Susan J Blackmore
Consciousness a very short introduction by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
54 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Consciousness, 'the last great mystery for science', has now become a hot topic. How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion? Exciting new developments in brain science are opening up debates on these issues, and the field has now expanded to include biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers. This controversial book clarifies the potentially confusing arguments, and the major theories using illustrations, lively cartoons, and experiments. Topics include vision and attention, theories of self and will, experiments on action and awareness, altered states of consciousness, and the effects of brain damage and drugs."--Publisher's description
Conversations on consciousness by Susan J Blackmore ( )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Conversations on Consciousness, Susan Blackmore interviews some of the great minds of our time, a who's who of eminent thinkers, all of whom have devoted much of their lives to understanding the concept of consciousness. The interviewees, ranging from major philosophers to renowned scientists, talk with Blackmore about some of the key philosophical issues confronting us in a series of conversations. They ruminate on the nature of consciousness (is it something apart from the brain?) and discuss if it is even possible to understand the human mind. Some of these thinkers say no, but most believe that we will pierce the mystery surrounding consciousness, and that neuroscience will provide the key. Blackmore goes beyond the issue of consciousness to ask other intriguing questions: Is there free will? (A question which yields many conflicted replies, with most saying yes and no.) If not, how does this effect the way you live your life; and more broadly, how has your work changed the way you live? --From publisher's description
The meme machine by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
34 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uniquely among animals, humans are capable of imitation and so can copy from one another ideas, habits, skills, behaviors, inventions, songs and stories. These are all memes, a term first coined by Richard Dawkins in 1976. According to memetic theory, memes, like genes, are replicators, competing to get into as many brains as possible, and this memetic competition has fashioned our minds and culture, just as natural selection has designed our bodies. Can the analogy between memes and genes lead us to powerful new theories that actually explain anything important? This book ends by confronting the deepest questions of all about ourselves: the nature of the inner self, the part of us that is the centre of our consciousness, that feels emotions, has memories, holds beliefs and makes decisions. Author Blackmore contends that this inner self is an illusion, a creation of the memes for the sake of their own replication.--From publisher description
Dying to live : near-death experiences by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author examines the physical changes that take place within the brain, the gap between the scientific and the spiritual points of view regarding near-death experiences, and what this understanding can mean in living
Beyond the body : an investigation of out-of-the-body experiences, with a new postscript by the author by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Test your psychic powers by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten Zen questions by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This groundbreaking book sees acclaimed psychologist Susan Blackmore combining the latest scientific theories about mind, self, and consciousness, with a lifetime's practice of Zen." "Alongside her research on consciousness and memes, Susan Blackmore has been practising Zen for over twenty-five years; not as a Buddhist, but as a scientist who longs to understand the mind. Many neuroscientists and philosophers believe that we need first-person approaches as well as third-person scientific research in order to fully comprehend consciousness. In Ten Zen Questions, she brings the two together for the first time." "Seeking to understand whether personal experience can help penetrate the scientific mystery of consciousness, she uses traditional techniques of calming the mind and looking directly into experience as she delves into ten great questions, including "How does thought arise?", "Am I conscious now?", and the Zen koan "There is no time. What is memory?"" "Featuring the ten questions, a critical response from her Zen master, and lively illustrations, Ten Zen Questions offers a revolutionary way to try to understand who we are. This is not the kind of book that provides final - or easy - answers, but instead offers an inspiring exploration of how intellectual enquiry and meditation can tackle the questions behind some of today's greatest scientific mysteries."--BOOK JACKET
Dying to live : science and the near-death experience by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gespräche über Bewusstsein by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zen and the art of consciousness by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consciousness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of professors explores the workings of the inner self. The scholars discuss the latest theories concerning consciousness from the perspectives of subjects as diverse as quantum biophysics, nano-neuroscience, philosophy, meditation, metaphysics, dreaming, causation and the paranormal
Conversations on consciousness : what the best minds think about the brain, free will, and what it means to be human by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Human brains are just the most complicated thing that's yet evolved, and we're trying to understand them using our brains," notes philosopher Daniel Dennett. "We're trying to reverse engineer ourselves, to understand what kind of a machine we are." In Conversations on Consciousness, Susan Blackmore brings together some of the great minds of our time, a who's who of eminent thinkers, all of whom have devoted much of their lives to understanding "what kind of a machine we are." Some of the interviewees are major philosophers (such as JohnSearle, Ned Block, and David Chalmers) and some are equ
La théorie des mèmes pourquoi nous nous imitons les uns les autres by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het mysterie van het bewustzijn : inzicht in het brein door meditatie en mindfulness by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text brings together all the major theories of consciousness studies, from those based on neuroscience to those based on quantum theory or Eastern philosophy, in a format specifically designed to support structured learning
Parapsychology and out-of-the-body experiences by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La macchina dei memi : perchè i geni non bastano by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zavest : zelo kratek uvod by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Slovenian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evolution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Evolution offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion"--Container
Conversaciones sobre la conciencia by Susan J Blackmore ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Blackmore, Susan Jane, 1951-
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Languages
English (177)
German (12)
Spanish (4)
Italian (3)
French (2)
Slovenian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
Czech (1)
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