2014

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Consciousness and the Self

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ISBN: 978-81-322-1586-8 (Print) 978-81-322-1587-5 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

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    Pages 1-8

    Introduction

  3. Consciousness, Agency and the Self

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      Pages 9-9

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      Pages 11-25

      Conscious Agency and the Preconscious/Unconscious Self

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      Pages 27-40

      Finding the Self and Losing the Ego in the State of Pure Consciousness

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      Pages 41-50

      Converging on the Self: Western Philosophy, Eastern Meditation and Scientific Research

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      Pages 51-64

      The Self as Organizer

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      Pages 65-72

      Reconceptualizing the Separative Self

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      Pages 73-79

      Consciousness, Memory and Dreams in Kashyapa Samhita

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      Pages 81-99

      Experientially Acquired Knowledge of the Self in a Nonhuman Primate

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      Pages 101-116

      Executive Functions as a Path to Understanding Nonhuman Consciousness: Looking Under the Light

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      Pages 117-124

      Self, Identity and Culture

  4. Self and First-Person Phenomenology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 125-125

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      Pages 127-149

      Consciousness and First-Person Phenomenology: First Steps Towards an Experiential Phenomenological Writing and Reading (EWR)

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      Pages 151-163

      Self and Neurophenomenology: Gift and Responsibility

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      Pages 165-175

      The Inside-Outside Story of Consciousness: A Phenomenological Exploration

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      Pages 177-192

      Self and Empathy

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      Pages 193-207

      Adapted Self in the Context of Disability: An Ecological, Embodied Perspective

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      Pages 209-221

      Self and Transformative Experiences: Three Indian Philosophers on Consciousness

  5. Boundaries of the Self and Origins of Consciousness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 223-223

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      Pages 225-242

      Soul, Neurons, Particles or Mind-at-Large? Exploring the Boundaries of the Self

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      Pages 243-252

      Is the Source of Awareness Present in the Quantum Vacuum?

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      Pages 253-261

      Cosmological Considerations Relevant to the Origin of Consciousness

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      Pages 263-278

      Reality and Consciousness: Is Quantum Biology the Future of Life Sciences?

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