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Metaphors of Consciousness

Author: Ronald S Valle; Rolf Eckartsberg
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1981.
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They include the belief in the scientific method as the only valid approach to knowledge, the split between mind and matter, the view of nature as a mechanical system, the view of life in society as  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald S Valle; Rolf Eckartsberg
ISBN: 9781461338024 1461338026
OCLC Number: 852789519
Description: 1 online resource (544 pages)
Contents: I * Metaphors and Maps.- 1Science and Reality: Metaphors of Experience and Experience as Metaphorical.- 2Maps of the Mind: The Cartography of Consciousness.- II * Psychological Approaches.- 3Radical Behaviorism and Consciousness.- 4The Nature of Consciousness: The Existential-Phenomenological Approach.- 5Reflections on David Bohm's Holomovement: A Physicist's Model of Cosmos and Consciousness.- 6Behaviorism, Phenomenology, and Holism in Psychology: A Scientific Analysis.- 7Phenomenology and Neuropsychology: Two Approaches to Consciousness.- III * Psychological Frontiers.- 8The Mind Contained in the Brain: A Cybernetic Belief System.- 9Exo-Psychology.- 10Transpersonal Realities or Neurophysiological Illusions? Toward an Empirically Testable Dualism.- IV * Beyond Psychology: East Meets West.- 11Depth Consciousness.- 12Approaches to Psychotherapy: Freud, Jung, and Tibetan Buddhism.- 13Two Paradigmatic Strands in the Buddhist Theory of Consciousness.- 14Heideggerian Thinking and the Eastern Mind.- V * Transcendence and Mysticism.- 15Energy of Consciousness in the Human Personality.- 16Human Consciousness and the Christian Mystic: Teresa of Avila.- 17Transformation of Self and World in Johannes Tauler's Mysticism.- VI * Literary Modes.- 18God-Consciousness and the "Poetry of Madness".- 19The Nature and Expression of Feminine Consciousness through Psychology and Literature.- 20Speculative Approaches to Consciousness in Science Fiction.- VII * The Natural Sciences.- 21Relativistic Quantum Psychology: A Reconceptualization of What We Thought We Knew.- 22Chemistry and Human Awareness: Natural Scientific Connections.- 23On the Shifting Structure of Mathematical Paradigms.- 24Computer Metaphors for Consciousness.- 25Thymos as Biopsychological Metaphor: The Vital Root of Consciousness.
Responsibility: edited by Ronald S. Valle, Rolf Eckartsberg.


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