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Status: Consciousness Studies (2017 - September)

(Text as at 09/10/2017 23:25:26)

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


Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress During July - September 2017
  1. In all, I spent 13 hours in 3Q17 on this project (42 hours YTD, where by “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the (academic) year commenced in October 2016). That’s 99% of the planned effort (80% YTD). Overall, 2% of my Project effort was directed towards this project (2% YTD) – as against 2% planned (2% YTD).
  2. Not much progress to be expected, and not much achieved. Basically, just items from Aeon as and when they turned up, and spent a few hours reviewing Crane’s chapter on consciousness.
  3. Otherwise, I converted a few old Philosophy of Mind essays from pdfs to Notes.
  4. Further details follow:-

Consciousness (Total Hours = 13)
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 year.
  2. So,
    → Re-read and write notes on "Papineau (David) - Introducing Consciousness",
    → Re-read and review notes on "Crane (Tim) - Elements of Mind - An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind",
    → Read appropriate papers from Aeon.
  3. I don’t intend to write another of these reports until this time next year, unless my priorities change radically.

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 33)

Date Length Title
20/07/2017 14:34:05 3214 Status: Consciousness Studies (2017 - June)
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)



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