True and False and Good and Bad in Connection with Cognition, Affection, and Volition

  • David Bakan
Part of the Annals of Theoretical Psychology book series (AOTP, volume 4)


I read Hunt’s long review of a number of writings about human consciousness as indicating two things: First, these writings converge in maintaining that something lies behind the contents of human consciousness. This is exemplified by the citation from Wittgenstein: “It may be that what gives my thoughts their lustre on these occasions is a light shining on them from behind.” Second, this something is not cognitive but affective. Hence, meaning is understood as “felt meaning.”


Human Mind Human Thought Human Consciousness Epistemological Problem Full Recognition 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Bakan
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyYork UniversityDownsviewCanada

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