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Status: Consciousness Studies (2017 - June)

(Text as at 20/07/2017 14:34:05)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)


Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress During April – June 2017
  1. In all, I spent 10 hours in 2Q17 on this project (29 hours YTD, where by “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the (academic) year commenced in October 2016). That’s 77% of the planned effort (74% YTD). Overall, 2% of my Project effort was directed towards this project (1% YTD) – as against 2% planned (2% YTD).
  2. Not much progress to be expected, and even less achieved. Basically, just items from "Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon", as and when they turned up.
  3. Further details follow:-

Consciousness (Total Hours = 10)
Plans for the Near Future
  1. This project is a central part of the background to my Thesis, in elaborating what matters in the first-person perspective3, but I can only plan to spend 1 hour a week in the coming quarter. So, →
  2. Re-read and write notes on "Papineau (David) - Introducing Consciousness",
  3. Read appropriate papers from "Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon".

Priority Reading Material

The priority books are given below.
  1. "Baars (Bernard), Banks (William) & Newman (James) - Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness"
  2. "Block (Ned), Flanagan (Owen) & Guzeldere (Guven) - The Nature of Consciousness"
  3. "Carruthers (Peter) - Phenomenal Consciousness"
  4. "Chalmers (David) - The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory"
  5. "Churchland (Paul) - The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul: Philosophical Journey into the Brain"
  6. "Crick (Francis) - The Astonishing Hypothesis - The Scientific Search for the Soul"
  7. "Dennett (Daniel) - Consciousness Explained"
  8. "Gray (Jeffrey) - Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem"
  9. "Hodgson (David) - The Mind Matters - Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World"
  10. "Levine (Joseph) - Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness"
  11. "Marcel (Anthony J.) & Bisiach (Edoardo) - Consciousness in Contemporary Science"
  12. "McGinn (Colin) - The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Towards a Resolution"
  13. "Noe (Alva) - Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness"
  14. "Papineau (David) - Introducing Consciousness"
  15. "Papineau (David) - Thinking About Consciousness"
  16. "Penrose (Roger) - The Emperor's New Mind"
  17. "Penrose (Roger) - Shadows of the Mind"
  18. "Searle (John) - The Rediscovery of the Mind"
  19. "Smith (Quentin) & Jokic (Aleksandar) - Consciousness: New Philosophical Essays"

Additionally, I’ve started to catalogue my back-issues of Journal of Consciousness Studies, for which the link below is the jumping-off point:-

"JCS - Journal of Consciousness Studies (Consolidated List)"


Other Material



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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 32)

Date Length Title
10/04/2017 23:38:24 3330 Status: Consciousness Studies (2017 - March)
14/01/2017 20:18:14 3160 Status: Consciousness Studies (2016 - December)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 3216 Status: Consciousness Studies (2016 - September)
05/04/2016 23:19:41 3012 Status: Consciousness Studies (2016 - March)
07/01/2016 00:59:02 2581 Status: Consciousness Studies (2015 - December)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 2995 Status: Consciousness Studies (2015 - September)
07/10/2014 17:39:50 3100 Status: Consciousness Studies (2014 - September)
16/10/2013 20:08:10 3248 Status: Consciousness Studies (2013 - September)
02/07/2013 14:12:29 3464 Status: Consciousness Studies (2013 - June)
14/04/2013 13:58:05 3690 Status: Consciousness Studies (2013 - March)
21/01/2013 12:01:26 4098 Status: Consciousness Studies (2012 - December)
28/10/2012 10:24:58 2779 Status: Consciousness Studies (2012 - September)



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First-Person Perspective Status: Personal Identity (2017 - June) Status: Philosophy of Religion (2017 - June) Status: Web-Tools (2017 - June)  

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Consciousness Status: Summary (2017 - June), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2017: July - August)    

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