Category: "Mind and Consciousness"

Why Psychology still has a Problem with Consciousness by Stuart Hameroff M.D.

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William James, the father of American psychology, wrote gloriously about consciousness a hundred years ago. But following James, his field became dominated by behaviorism which focused exclusively on experimental methods with measurable data. Because… more »

The Almost Blank Slate: Making A Case For Human Nurture by Henry D Schlinger Ph.D.

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Consciousness and its Brain: a New Paradigm by John Smythies M.D.

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Abstract This essay presents an account of a new paradigm in physics, cosmology and neuroscience that involves a change in our concepts of space, time and consciousness. This is a variation of brane theory in physics. It has been fitfully developed for… more »

Consciousness Is Nothing But a Word by Henry D. Schlinger Ph.D.

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In 1991, Daniel Dennett published his tome, Consciousness Explained.1 Yet, ten years later he penned an article titled ?Are We Explaining Consciousness Yet??2 If he had to ask the question, the answer seems obvious. English-speaking philosophers and… more »

Towards a Materialistic Resolution of the "Hard Problem" of Consciousness - An interview with Haim D. Heilprin, Ph.D.

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Let us begin with what is arguably the toughest question of all, the question of subjective experience. Please pardon my skepticism, but it is my understanding that you purport to offer an explanation to the "hard problem" of consciousness? Yes.… more »

How The Human Got Its Mind: Debunking the Last Great Myth in Psychology by Henry D. Schlinger Ph.D.

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Despite the fact that the concept of mind as an immaterial entity dates back at least to the twelfth century CE, it still occupies a central place as the subject matter of modern psychology. Consider only a few of the numerous recent books with the word… more »

Narratives: Is This How We Think? By Russell Eisenman, Ph.D.

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Narratives are the stories we tell. From a radical standpoint, one could say that there is no reality, just narratives. Even without this radical position, one can appreciate the importance of the narrative as a way we communicate and think. In recent… more »