The Resource On the nature of consciousness : cognitive, phenomenological, and transpersonal perspectives, Harry T. Hunt

On the nature of consciousness : cognitive, phenomenological, and transpersonal perspectives, Harry T. Hunt

Label
On the nature of consciousness : cognitive, phenomenological, and transpersonal perspectives
Title
On the nature of consciousness
Title remainder
cognitive, phenomenological, and transpersonal perspectives
Statement of responsibility
Harry T. Hunt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book pursues an inquiry into consciousness that ranges from ancient Greece to empirical neuropsychology to the experiential traditions of introspection and meditation. Harry Hunt begins by reviewing the renewed interest in ordinary consciousness and in altered and transpersonal states of consciousness. He then presents competing views of consciousness in cognition, neurophysiology, and animal psychology, developing a view of perceptual awareness as the core of consciousness potentially shared across species. Hunt next brings together the separate strands of neo-realist approaches to perception and thought, the phenomenology of imagery and synesthesia, and cognitive theories of metaphor. He develops an original cognitive theory of mystical experience that combines Buddhist meditative descriptions of consciousness and Heidegger's sense of Being. In relating both of these to James J. Gibson's views on perception, he avoids the various "new age" supernaturalisms that so often blight the transpersonal literature. Other themes include the relation between consciousness and time; the common perceptual-metaphoric rooting of parallels between consciousness and modern physics; and the communal basis of transpersonal states as reflected in a sociology of mysticism and a reinterpretation of parapsychological research
Cataloging source
JSTOR
Dewey number
153
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF311
LC item number
.H79 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
On the nature of consciousness : cognitive, phenomenological, and transpersonal perspectives, Harry T. Hunt
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-347) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn861792622
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 358 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300143812
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt2zxkrn
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not applicable
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.b32246213
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792622
  • jstor0300143818

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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