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Titles in this collection

  • Illusionism

    as a theory of consciousness
    Keith Frankish

    Illusionism is the view that phenomenal consciousness is an illusion. This book is a reprint of a special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies devoted to this topic. It takes the form of a target paper by the editor, followed by commentaries from various thinkers representing various academic disciplines.

  • The Singularity

    Could artificial intelligence really out-think us (and would we want it to)?
    Uziel Awret

    Volume combining two special issues of the Journal of Consciousness Studies on the philosophical aspects of a possible artificial intelligence singularity.

  • Depression, Emotion and the Self

    Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
    Matthew Ratcliffe

    This volume addresses the question of what it is like to be depressed. Despite the vast amount of research that has been conducted into the causes and treatment of depression, the experience of depression remains poorly understood.

  • Ten Years' Viewing from Within: Further Debate

    Claire Petitmengin

    This special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies is the sequel to Ten Years of Viewing from Within, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the publication of The View from Within, where Francisco Varela in collaboration with Jonathan Shear designed the foundations of a research program on lived experience.

  • JCS Symposium on Describing Inner Experience

    A Debate on Descriptive Experience Sampling
    Josh Weisberg

    A special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies debating the merits of Russell Hurlburt's technique of Descriptive Experience Sampling (DES) as a means of accessing inner experience.

  • The Victorian's Guide to Consciousness

    Essays Marking the Centenary of William James
    Allan Combs

    A special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies to mark the centenary of the death of the pioneer psychologist William James.

  • Ten Years of Viewing from Within

    The Legacy of Francisco Varela
    Claire Petitmengin

    Ten years on from The View From Within, Claire Petitmengin has organized a collection of essays that examine and refine the research program on first-person methods defined in The View from Within, with contributions based on empirical research.

  • Narrative and Folk Psychology

    Daniel D. Hutto

    This volume, which is a special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies, brings together new work by scholars from a range of disciplines whose aim is to clarify, develop and challenge the claim that folk psychology may be importantly - perhaps even constitutively - related to narrative practices.

  • Emotion Experience

    Giovanna Colombetti

    Emotion experience has failed to date to gain a central place in the study of consciousness. This special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies presents the most recent views on the matter, with discussions of several aspects of emotion experience.

  • Sheldrake and His Critics

    The Sense of Being Glared at
    Anthony Freeman

    Rupert Sheldrake outraged the scientific establishment in the early 1980s with his hypothesis of morphic resonance. In this book Sheldrake summarizes his case for the 'non-visual detection of staring'. His claims are scrutinised by fourteen critics, to whose commentaries he then responds.

  • Plain Person's Free Will

    David Hodgson

    In this special issue of the Journal of Consciousness Studies David Hodgson defends a simple, robust account of the plain person's position on free will, and intends it to support equally robust views of personal responsibility for conduct.

  • Art and the Brain III

    Joseph Goguen

    Third of a three-volume series of the "Journal of Consciousness Studies", which asks if it is possible to take a natural science approach to art and uncover general laws of aesthetic experience, or is that taking reductionism too far?

  • Psi Wars

    Getting to Grips with the Paranormal
    James E Alcock

    This collection of essays shows that a simple division into 'sceptics' and ‘believers’ for the paranormal cannot be made. The real struggle, for all researchers, is not with each other, but to get a secure hold on the subject itself.

  • Art and the Brain, II

    Investigations into the Science of Art
    Joseph Goguen

    Second of a three-volume series of the "Journal of Consciousness Studies", which asks if it is possible to take a natural science approach to art and uncover general laws of aesthetic experience, or is that taking reductionism too far?

  • Art and the Brain

    Joseph Goguen

    First of a three-volume series of the "Journal of Consciousness Studies", which asks if it is possible to take a natural science approach to art and uncover general laws of aesthetic experience, or is that taking reductionism too far?