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The view from within : first-person approaches to the study of consciousness

Author: J Shear; Francisco J Varela
Publisher: Thorverton, UK ; Bowling Green, OH : Imprint Academic, 2000.
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Investigating the brain "from the outside" using brain scanning technology, such as PET and fMRI, bring great precision to results. However, examining the "view from within" the brain isn't so easy. This book presents results of investigations, that examines the conscious mind "from the inside."
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
View from within.
Thorverton, UK ; Bowling Green, OH : Imprint Academic, 2000
(OCoLC)741712093
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Shear; Francisco J Varela
ISBN: 0907845304 9780907845300 0907845258 9780907845256
OCLC Number: 59450190
Notes: Extension of the Journal of consciousness studies, 6, no. 2-3, 1999.
"ISSN 1355-8250"--Page ii.
Description: 313 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: First-Person Accounts: why, what, and how / Francisco J. Varela, Jonathan Shear --
Introspection --
Introspection as Practice / Pierre Vermersch --
The Intuitive Experience / Claire Petitmengin-Peugeot --
Body-image, Movement and Consciousness: Examples from a somatic practice in the Feldenkrais method / Carl Ginsburg --
Phenomenology --
The Phenomenological Reduction as Praxis / Natalie Depraz --
Present-Time Consciousness / Francisco J. Varela --
Beyond the Fringe: William James on the transitional parts of the stream of consciousness / Andrew R. Bailey --
The Use of the Husserlian Reduction as a Method of Investigation in Psychiatry / Jean Naudin et al. --
Contemplative Traditions --
The Buddhist tradition of Samatha: Methods for refining and examining consciousness / B. Alan Wallace --
Pure Consciousness: Scientific exploration of meditation techniques / Jonathan Shear, Ron Jevning --
Peer Commentary and Responses --
Six Points to Ponder / James H. Austin --
There is Already a Field of Systematic Phenomenology, and it's Called 'Psychology' / Bernard J. Baars --
Moving the Cursor of Consciousness: Cognitive science and human welfare / Guy Claxton --
Separating First-personness From the Other Problems of Consciousness, or 'You had to have been there!' / David Galin --
A Cognitive Way to the Transcendental Reduction / Shaun Gallagher --
A New Model / E.T. Gendlin --
Pure Consciousness and Cultural Studies / William S. Haney II --
Theory and Experiment in Philosophy / Piet Hut.
Responsibility: edited by Francisco J. Varela and Jonathan Shear.
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Investigating the brain "from the outside" using brain scanning technology, such as PET and fMRI, bring great precision to results. However, examining the "view from within" the brain isn't so easy. This book presents results of investigations, that examines the conscious mind "from the inside."

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