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Status: Consciousness Studies (2023 - September)

(Text as at 04/10/2023 21:59:02)

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As this project is substantially in abeyance, this report is mostly generated automatically, with minor textual additions at the end of each academic year.


Rationale for this Project
Summary of Progress during 22Q4 - 23Q3
  1. I have spent 10.75 hours YTD on this Project, or related work, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2022). That's 27.5% of the planned effort. Overall, 0.4% of my Project effort YTD has been directed towards this project.
  2. Further details follow (for the latest Quarter: 23Q3):-
    Consciousness
    • No activity this period
  3. I could not schedule any time for this project in 23Q3, and indeed did nothing.
  4. The only achievement over the last year was reading "Humphrey (Nicholas) - Sentience: The Invention of Consciousness", though I’ve not had time to write detailed notes thereon.

Summary of Progress during 22Q4-23Q3 (YTD Activity6)
  1. Consciousness (Total Hours = 10.75)
  2. Progress (if any) in the current quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List7, and YTD in the current & future “automatic” editions of this report.

Plans for the Near Future:
Priority Reading Material

The priority books are given below.
  1. "Baars (Bernard) - In the Theater of Consciousness: The Workspace of the Mind"
  2. "Baars (Bernard), Banks (William) & Newman (James) - Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness"
  3. "Block (Ned), Flanagan (Owen) & Guzeldere (Guven) - The Nature of Consciousness"
  4. "Carruthers (Peter) - Phenomenal Consciousness"
  5. "Chalmers (David) - The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory"
  6. "Churchland (Paul) - The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul: Philosophical Journey into the Brain"
  7. "Crick (Francis) - The Astonishing Hypothesis - The Scientific Search for the Soul"
  8. "Dehaene (Stanislas) - Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts"
  9. "Dennett (Daniel) - Consciousness Explained"
  10. "Gray (Jeffrey) - Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem"
  11. "Hodgson (David) - The Mind Matters - Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World"
  12. "Humphrey (Nicholas) - Sentience: The Invention of Consciousness"
  13. "Levine (Joseph) - Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness"
  14. "Marcel (Anthony J.) & Bisiach (Edoardo) - Consciousness in Contemporary Science"
  15. "McGinn (Colin) - The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Towards a Resolution"
  16. "Metzinger (Thomas), Ed. - Conscious Experience"
  17. "Noe (Alva) - Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness"
  18. "Papineau (David) - Introducing Consciousness"
  19. "Papineau (David) - Thinking About Consciousness"
  20. "Penrose (Roger) - The Emperor's New Mind"
  21. "Penrose (Roger) - Shadows of the Mind"
  22. "Searle (John) - The Rediscovery of the Mind"
  23. "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:-
Other Material



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Footnote 6: Footnote 8:


Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 53)

Date Length Title
06/07/2023 00:43:12 5571 Status: Consciousness Studies (2023 - June)
30/04/2023 01:06:14 5744 Status: Consciousness Studies (2023 - March)
10/01/2023 23:35:31 5724 Status: Consciousness Studies (2022 - December)
10/10/2022 22:32:10 5951 Status: Consciousness Studies (2022 - September)
03/07/2022 01:29:17 5507 Status: Consciousness Studies (2022 - June)
11/04/2022 00:01:26 5460 Status: Consciousness Studies (2022 - March)
03/01/2022 23:58:34 5492 Status: Consciousness Studies (2021 - December)
02/07/2021 20:32:38 5290 Status: Consciousness Studies (2021 - June)
03/04/2021 19:58:05 5255 Status: Consciousness Studies (2021 - March)
04/01/2021 19:40:48 5253 Status: Consciousness Studies (2020 - December)
04/10/2020 00:27:22 6762 Status: Consciousness Studies (2020 - September)
03/07/2020 22:09:07 5827 Status: Consciousness Studies (2020 - June)



Note last updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
04/10/2023 21:59:02 849 (Status: Consciousness Studies (2023 - September)) Status: Summary (2024 - March)


Summary of Notes Referenced by This Note

Aeon Papers Consciousness Self Self-Consciousness Status: Personal Identity (2024 - March)
Status: Philosophy of Religion (2024 - March) Status: Summary Task List (2024: April - June) Status: Web-Tools (2024 - March)    

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Summary of Notes Citing This Note

Consciousness, 2 Status: Personal Identity (2024 - March) Status: Priority Task List (2024 - June), 2 Status: Summary (2024 - March), 2 Status: Web-Tools (2024 - March)
Website - Outstanding Developments (2024 - July), 2 Website - Progress to Date (2024 - July), 2 Website Generator Documentation - Functors, 2, 3, 4, 5    

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Consciousness Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes



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