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Thompson, Evan

Overview
Works: 29 works in 223 publications in 3 languages and 7,672 library holdings
Genres: Laboratory manuals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Actor, Other
Classifications: B808.9, 128.2
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Most widely held works about Evan Thompson
 
Most widely held works by Evan Thompson
Mind in life : biology, phenomenology, and the sciences of mind by Evan Thompson( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evan Thompson draws upon sources as diverse as molecular biology, evolutionary theory, artificial life, complex systems theory, neuroscience, psychology, Continental Phenomenology, and analytic philosophy to argue that mind and life are more continuous than has previously been accepted, and that current explanations do not adequately address the myriad facets of the biology and phenomenology of mind. Where there is life, Thompson argues, there is mind: life and mind share common principles of self-organization, and the self-organizing features of mind are an enriched version of the self-organizing features of life. Rather than trying to close the explanatory gap, Thompson marshals philosophical and scientific analyses to bring unprecedented insight to the nature of life and consciousness. This synthesis of phenomenology and biology helps make Mind in Life a vital addition to his volume The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience."--Jacket
Waking, dreaming, being : self and consciousness in neuroscience, meditation, and philosophy by Evan Thompson( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves, but the self reappears in the dream state. If we have a lucid dream, we no longer identify only with the self within the dream. Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self, the "I" as dreamer. Finally, as we meditate--either in the waking state or in a lucid dream--we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as "me." We can also experience sheer awareness itself, distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the self. Contemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self, so that when we die we can witness its dissolution with equanimity. Thompson weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to life's profound questions. Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives
The problem of consciousness : new essays in phenomenological philosophy of mind( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vision and mind : selected readings in the philosophy of perception by Alva N?e( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colour vision : a study in cognitive science and the philosophy of perception by Evan Thompson( Book )

15 editions published between 1895 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thompson provides an accessible review of the current scientific and philosophical discussions of colour vision and is vital reading for all cognitive scientists and philosophers whose interests touch upon this central area
The Cambridge handbook of consciousness( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness' brings together leading scholars from around the world who are addressing the topic of consciousness from a wide variety of perspectives, ranging from philosophical to anthropological to neuroscientific
Self, no self? : perspectives from analytical, phenomenological, and Indian traditions by Mark Siderits( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Self, No Self?' is the first book of its kind. It brings together leading philosophical scholars of the Indian and Tibetan traditions with leading Western philosophers of mind and phenomenologists to explore issues about consciousness and selfhood from these multiple perspectives
Between ourselves : second-person issues in the study of consciousness by Intersubjectivity of human consciousness: integrating phenomonology and cognitive sciences (Meeting)( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second-person I-You relations are central to human life yet have been neglected in consciousness research. This book puts that right, and goes further by also including descriptions of animal "person-to-person" interactions
Laboratory projects in organic chemistry by K LeRoi Nelson( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotion experience( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colour vision : a study in cognitive science and philosophy of science by Evan Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Neverlearn meets the firefighters( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows firefighters as very important friends, always there when we need them, protecting our homes and our lives
Journal of consciousness studies : [controversies in science and the humanities]( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Consciousness and life : commentaries on Evan Thompson, "Mind in life", with replies( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A mente incorporada by Francisco J Varela( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Self, no self ? perspectives from analytical, phenomenological and Indian traditions( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Are there neural correlates of consciousness? by Alva Noë( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dying what happens when we die? : a selection from Waking, dreaming, being : self and consciousness in neuroscience, meditation and philosophy by Evan Thompson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient Indian epic, Mahabharata, the Lord of Death asks, “What is the most wondrous thing in the world?", and his son answers, “It is that all around us people can be dying and we don't believe it can happen to us." This refusal to face the inevitability of death is especially prevalent in modern Western societies. We look to science to tell us how things are but biomedicine and neuroscience divest death of any personal significance by presenting it as just the breakdown of the body and the cessation of consciousness. The Tibetan Buddhist perspective stands in sharp contrast to this mo
 
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Mind in life : biology, phenomenology, and the sciences of mind
Alternative Names
Evan Thompson American philosopher

Evan Thompson Philosoph

Thompson, Evan

Thompson, Evan Timothy

Ивэн Томпсон

톰슨, 에반

トンプソン, エヴァン

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The problem of consciousness : new essays in phenomenological philosophy of mindVision and mind : selected readings in the philosophy of perceptionColour vision : a study in cognitive science and the philosophy of perceptionThe Cambridge handbook of consciousnessSelf, no self? : perspectives from analytical, phenomenological, and Indian traditionsBetween ourselves : second-person issues in the study of consciousnessEmotion experienceColour vision : a study in cognitive science and philosophy of scienceJournal of consciousness studies : [controversies in science and the humanities]