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Status: Consciousness Studies (2020 - September)

(Text as at 04/10/2020 00:27:22)

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


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 July - September 2020
  1. I spent 6.25 hours in 20Q3 on this Project, or related work (31.25 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2019). That's 47.9% of the planned effort (59.9% YTD). Overall, 0.9% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 1.1% YTD) - as against 1.9% planned (1.8% YTD).
  2. Consciousness (Total Hours = 6.25)

Summary of Progress during October 2019 – September 2020 (YTD Activity3)
  1. Consciousness (Total Hours = 31.25)
  2. About half the minimal effort planned was expended. I read a fair scatter of interesting stuff, but without much focus.
  3. Progress (if any) in the current quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List4, 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), 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. "Dehaene (Stanislas) - Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts"
  8. "Dennett (Daniel) - Consciousness Explained"
  9. "Gray (Jeffrey) - Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem"
  10. "Hodgson (David) - The Mind Matters - Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World"
  11. "Levine (Joseph) - Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness"
  12. "Marcel (Anthony J.) & Bisiach (Edoardo) - Consciousness in Contemporary Science"
  13. "McGinn (Colin) - The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Towards a Resolution"
  14. "Noe (Alva) - Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness"
  15. "Papineau (David) - Introducing Consciousness"
  16. "Papineau (David) - Thinking About Consciousness"
  17. "Penrose (Roger) - The Emperor's New Mind"
  18. "Penrose (Roger) - Shadows of the Mind"
  19. "Searle (John) - The Rediscovery of the Mind"
  20. "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



In-Page Footnotes:

Footnote 3: Footnote 5:


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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 42)

Date Length Title
03/07/2020 22:09:07 5827 Status: Consciousness Studies (2020 - June)
04/04/2020 00:14:24 5106 Status: Consciousness Studies (2020 - March)
19/01/2020 23:41:17 4742 Status: Consciousness Studies (2019 - December)
10/10/2019 23:58:34 4097 Status: Consciousness Studies (2019 - September)
14/07/2019 20:29:46 3969 Status: Consciousness Studies (2019 - June)
05/04/2019 10:36:29 3837 Status: Consciousness Studies (2019 - March)
06/01/2019 23:36:58 3779 Status: Consciousness Studies (2018 - December)
10/10/2018 16:43:41 3828 Status: Consciousness Studies (2018 - September)
09/10/2017 23:25:26 3421 Status: Consciousness Studies (2017 - September)
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)



Note last updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
04/10/2020 00:27:22 849 (Status: Consciousness Studies (2020 - September)) Status: Summary (2020 - September)

Summary of Note Links from this Page

Aeon Papers Status: Personal Identity (2020 - September) Status: Philosophy of Religion (2020 - September) Status: Summary Task List (2020: October - November) Status: Web-Tools (2020 - September)

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Consciousness Status: Priority Task List (2020 - November) Status: Summary (2020 - September), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2020: October - November) Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 20Q4)
Website - Progress to Date (2020 - November), 2 Website Generator Documentation - Functors, 2, 3, 4, 5      

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

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Todman (Theo) Thesis - Consciousness Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



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