The Self Aware Universe

The Self Aware Universe

In this stimulating and timely book, Amit Goswami, PhD, shatters the widely popular belief held by Western science that matter is the primary "stuff" of creation and proposes instead that consciousness is the true foundation of all we know ...

Author: Amit Goswami

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440674273

Category: Science

Page: 336

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In this stimulating and timely book, Amit Goswami, PhD, shatters the widely popular belief held by Western science that matter is the primary "stuff" of creation and proposes instead that consciousness is the true foundation of all we know and perceive. His explanation of quantum physics for lay readers, called "a model of clarity" by Kirkus Reviews, sets the stage for a voyage of discovery through the common ground of science and religion, the entwined nature of mind and body, and our interconnectedness with all of creation.
Categories: Science

Agency and Self awareness

Agency and Self awareness

The essays in this volume subject the assumptions that motivate such claims to sustained interdisciplinary scrutiny.

Author: Johannes Roessler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199245622

Category: Philosophy

Page: 415

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There has been much psychological and neurological work purporting to show that consciousness and self-awareness play no role in causing actions. The essays in this volume subject the assumptions that motivate such claims to sustained interdisciplinary scrutiny.
Categories: Philosophy

Consciousness is Awareness An Exercise in Self Discovery

Consciousness is Awareness  An Exercise in Self Discovery

Dr Panzo guides readers through thought-provoking ideas that stimulate infinite learning the universe has for everyone, encouraging readers to revisit this book again and again.

Author: Shannon Panzo

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648784800

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 134

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Consciousness is Awareness, a thought-provoking exercise in Self-Discovery based around consciousness by Dr Shannon Panzo.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

On the Evolution of Conscious Sensation Conscious Imagination and Consciousness of Self

On the Evolution of Conscious Sensation  Conscious Imagination  and Consciousness of Self

Countering such suggestions, the post-Darwinian double-aspect theory which Professor Robert Kunzendorf's introduces in the first chapter of his monograph On the Evolution of Conscious Sensation, Conscious Imagination, and Consciousness of ...

Author: Robert G Kunzendorf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351864084

Category: Psychology

Page: 138

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Philosophical 'thought experiments' invoking inverted spectra, zombies, et cetera suggest that conscious sensations have no function, and psychological studies finding no correlation between vivid visual imaging and visual problem solving suggest that conscious images have no function. Furthermore, both philosophical and psychological theories suggest that self-consciousness has no function. Countering such suggestions, the post-Darwinian double-aspect theory which Professor Robert Kunzendorf's introduces in the first chapter of his monograph On the Evolution of Conscious Sensation, Conscious Imagination, and Consciousness of Self points to evolutionary functions of certain sensations, youngling vivid images, and self-consciousness. Kunzendorf's second chapter presents evidence that the most primitive sensation-pain, the subjective aspect of free nerve endings or nociceptors-has a survival-promoting function. But as the pressure nociceptor mutates into a touch receptor, the heat nociceptor into temperature receptor, and the chemical nociceptor into a taste receptor, the painful qualia of these nociceptors evolve respectively into touch sensation, temperature sensation, or taste sensation-painless sensations that add no survival benefit to their receptor's physical aspect. Building on evidence that retinal receptors embodying visual qualia evolved from primitive eyespots responsive to injurious 'heat at a distance' or painful light, the third chapter presents evidence that visually imagined sensations are the subjective qualities of retinal receptors that are corticofugally innervated in warm-blooded animals-for the developmental purpose of testing cortically hypothesized sensory-motor rules that have greater survival value than cold-blooded stimulus-response associations. The fourth and final chapter focuses on self-conscious reality-testing and on visuo-spatial self-conceptualization, and presents evidence that such manifestations of self-awareness evolve only in those warm-blooded animals whose rule-developing youth lasts two years or longer-that is, those mammals and birds whose survival during the imaginal testing of rules is subjected to prolonged risk if self-consciousness that one is imaging sensations (rather than perceiving sensations) is absent.
Categories: Psychology

The Pinnacle of Life

The Pinnacle of Life

Author: Derek A. Denton

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016285582

Category: Psychology

Page: 250

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Categories: Psychology

Agency and Self awareness

Agency and Self awareness

The essays in this volume subject the assumptions that motivate such claims to sustained interdisciplinary scrutiny.

Author: Johannes Roessler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199245614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 415

View: 902

There has been much psychological and neurological work purporting to show that consciousness and self-awareness play no role in causing actions. The essays in this volume subject the assumptions that motivate such claims to sustained interdisciplinary scrutiny.
Categories: Philosophy

The Stairway to Consciousness The Birth of Self Awareness from Unconscious Archetypes

The Stairway to Consciousness  The Birth of Self Awareness from Unconscious Archetypes

Come and discover the extraordinary story of how consciousness is born from the unconscious. This is the story of existence. This is the story of the meaning of life, the universe and everything.

Author: Dr. Thomas Stark

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780244768966

Category: Religion

Page:

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Come and discover the extraordinary story of how consciousness is born from the unconscious. This is the story of existence. This is the story of the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Everything conscious has the unconscious for a mother. To exist is to live, to have a mind, and to think. As we see in our dreams, thinking can produce outer worlds, which we imagine are external to us but are just our own constructs. We are all part of a living cosmic organism, seeking to optimize itself, to perfect itself. The Cosmic Mind produces a Cosmic World in which Mind can contend with its own construct and come to consciousness via all the problems and struggles it encounters there. We are alienated from the world because we fail to understand that we unconsciously created it. Only consciousness can reveal the truth: that everything is made by us, that we have total control over it ... if we put our mind to it. Minds and their thoughts are all that exist. There is nothing else.
Categories: Religion

Creation of a Conscious Robot

Creation of a Conscious Robot

This book serves as a breakthrough that opens a new world. Using the ideas presented in the book, computer systems can be developed to conduct conscious activities like human beings.

Author: Junichi Takeno

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789814364492

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

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Present-day computers lack well-defined functions to accept various kinds of sensual information such as vision, hearing, and smelling (binding problem). Computers also lack any well-defined mechanisms to coordinate various behaviors in the presence of an object (conscious mechanism). This book serves as a breakthrough that opens a new world. Using the ideas presented in the book, computer systems can be developed to conduct conscious activities like human beings. Human beings will be able to develop mechanisms in which machines will have their own feelings, will behave according to their own consciousness, and will continue to learn for their betterment.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Consciousness and the Self

Consciousness and the Self

Leading philosophers offer contrasting perspectives on the relation between consciousness and self-awareness, and the notion of personhood. Essential reading for philosophers, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists and psychologists.

Author: JeeLoo Liu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107000759

Category: Philosophy

Page: 260

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New essays connecting recent scientific studies with traditional issues about the self explored by Descartes, Locke and Hume. Leading philosophers offer contrasting perspectives on the relation between consciousness and self-awareness, and the notion of personhood. Essential reading for philosophers, neuroscientists, cognitive scientists and psychologists.
Categories: Philosophy

Senses of Self Approaches to Pre Reflective Self Awareness

Senses of Self  Approaches to Pre Reflective Self Awareness

This collection has its origins in four interdisciplinary workshops, one held annually at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain from 2010-2012 (Origins of Self-Consciousness I-III, Workshop on Pre-Reflective Self-Consciousness), and one at ...

Author: Manfred Frank

Publisher: Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783749486786

Category:

Page: 576

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This collection has its origins in four interdisciplinary workshops, one held annually at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain from 2010-2012 (Origins of Self-Consciousness I-III, Workshop on Pre-Reflective Self-Consciousness), and one at the Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF) in Bielefeld in 2013 (Self-Representationalism, Pre-Reflectivity, and Mental Impairment). This original interdisciplinary approach, especially the dialogue with neuroscientists and psychiatrists, has been retained in this collection. However, the collection has been enlarged by a number of solicited contributions that highlight special aspects of the core theme: self-consciousness.
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Consciousness and Self Knowledge in Medieval Philosophy

Consciousness and Self Knowledge in Medieval Philosophy

We may, for instance, trace the lineage of Hume and Descartes on these matters to Aristotle and Plato, respectively. This volume studies philosophical treatments of self-knowledge in the Medieval Latin West.

Author: Gyula Klima

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527522060

Category: Philosophy

Page: 115

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Contemporary introductions to the theme of self-knowledge too often trace its emergence in the history of philosophy to thinkers such as René Descartes and David Hume. Whereas Descartes conceives of self-knowledge as intimate and first-personal, Hume contends that it is limited to our awareness of our impressions and ideas. In point of fact, self-knowledge is a perennial theme. We may, for instance, trace the lineage of Hume and Descartes on these matters to Aristotle and Plato, respectively. This volume studies philosophical treatments of self-knowledge in the Medieval Latin West. It comprises two sets of papers; the first is taken from an author-meets-critics session on Therese Scarpelli-Cory’s Aquinas on Human Self Knowledge, which advances the thesis that Aquinas’s theory of self-knowledge wherein the intellect grasps itself in its activity bridges the divide between mediated and first-personal self-knowledge. The second set of papers discuss self-knowledge in terms of self-fulfilment. Authors look to Aquinas’s account of how we can know when we have acquired the virtues necessary for human happiness, as well as the medieval traditions of mysticism and theology, which offer accounts of transformative self-knowledge, the fulfilment that this brings to our emotional and physical selves, and the authority to teach and counsel about what this awareness confers.
Categories: Philosophy

The Structure and Development of Self consciousness

The Structure and Development of Self consciousness

This volume presents essays on self-consciousness by prominent psychologists, cognitive neurologists, and philosophers.

Author: Dan Zahavi

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027251959

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Self-consciousness is a topic of considerable importance to a variety of empirical and theoretical disciplines such as developmental and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry, and philosophy. This volume presents essays on self-consciousness by prominent psychologists, cognitive neurologists, and philosophers. Some of the topics included are the infants' sense of self and others, theory of mind, phenomenology of embodiment, neural mechanisms of action attribution, and hermeneutics of the self. A number of these essays argue in turn that empirical findings in developmental psychology, phenomenological analyses of embodiment, or studies of pathological self-experiences point to the existence of a type of self-consciousness that does not require any explicit I —thought or self-observation, but is more adequately described as a pre-reflective, embodied form of self-familiarity. The different contributions in the volume amply demonstrate that self-consciousness is a complex multifaceted phenomenon that calls for an integration of different complementary interdisciplinary perspectives. (Series B)
Categories: Psychology