<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Status Reports - Status: Consciousness Studies (2017 - June) (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Status Reports</h2><h3>Status: Consciousness Studies (2017 - June)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 20/07/2017 14:34:05)<br><br>(For other versions of this Note, see the <a href="#LiveVersion">tables at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B><U>Rationale for this Project</B></U><ul type="disc"><li>This is a philosophical topic that has interested me for many years. It would have been my primary area of research, had it not been so difficult and so heavily populated with philosophers. </li><li>It can be considered as a supporting project for two of my other projects. <ol type="1"><li><a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_518_42936607.htm">Personal Identity</A><SUP>1</SUP> (because of consciousness of self) and </li><li><a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_519_42936607.htm">Philosophy of Religion</A><SUP>2</SUP> (as phenomenal consciousness gives <em>prima facie</em> difficulties for materialism). </li></ol></li><li>This project remains in mothballs, except insofar as topics are required explicitly to support my other projects. </li></ul><BR><B><U>Summary of Progress During April  June 2017</B></U><ol type="1"><li>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).</li><li>Not much progress to be expected, and even less achieved. Basically, just items from <a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6484.htm">Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon: A-B (& General)</A>", as and when they turned up.</li><li>Further details follow:- </li></ol><BR><b><u>Consciousness</u></b> (Total Hours = 10)<ul type="disc"><li>1Q17 Status Reports (Write, 0.25 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_14/PaperSummary_14922.htm">Admin - Consciousness Project: General Study & Status Reporting</A>"</li><li><a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22316.htm">Friston (Karl) - The mathematics of mind-time</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22177.htm">Graziano (Michael) - Build-a-brain</A>" (Read, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6511.htm">Graziano (Michael) - Consciousness and the Social Brain</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22231.htm">Graziano (Michael) - How the light gets out</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22289.htm">Hanlon (Michael) - The mental block</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22259.htm">Seth (Anil K.) - The real problem</A>" (Read / Write, 2 hours)</li><li><a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22261.htm">Seth (Anil K.), Barrett (Adam B.) & Barnett (Lionel) - Causal density and integrated information as measures of conscious level</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22269.htm">Shanahan (Murray) - Conscious exotica</A>" (Read / Write, 2.5 hours)</li><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22260.htm">Thompson (Evan) - Life and mind: From autopoiesis to neurophenomenology</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22264.htm">Tononi (Guilio) & Koch (Cristof) - Consciousness: Here, There and Everywhere</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li></ul><BR><B><U>Plans for the Near Future</B></U><ol type="1"><li>This project is a central part of the background to my Thesis, in elaborating what matters in the <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_22_40530832.htm">first-person perspective</A><SUP>3</SUP>, but I can only plan to spend 1 hour a week in the coming quarter. So, &rarr;</li><li>Re-read and write notes on <a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_131.htm">Papineau (David) - Introducing Consciousness</A>",</li><li>Read appropriate papers from <a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6484.htm">Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon: A-B (& General)</A>". </li></ol><BR><B><U>Priority Reading Material</B></U><BR><BR>The priority books are given below.<BR><ol type="1"><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1319.htm">Baars (Bernard), Banks (William) & Newman (James) - Essential Sources in the Scientific Study of Consciousness</A>"</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_67.htm">Block (Ned), Flanagan (Owen) & Guzeldere (Guven) - The Nature of Consciousness</A>"</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_71.htm">Carruthers (Peter) - Phenomenal Consciousness</A>"</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_74.htm">Chalmers (David) - The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory</A>"</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3652.htm">Churchland (Paul) - The Engine of Reason, the Seat of the Soul: Philosophical Journey into the Brain</A>"</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_80.htm">Crick (Francis) - The Astonishing Hypothesis - The Scientific Search for the Soul</A>"</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_84.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Consciousness Explained</A>"</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1162.htm">Gray (Jeffrey) - Consciousness: Creeping up on the Hard Problem</A>"</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_104.htm">Hodgson (David) - The Mind Matters - Consciousness and Choice in a Quantum World</A>"</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1330.htm">Levine (Joseph) - Purple Haze: The Puzzle of Consciousness</A>"</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1198.htm">Marcel (Anthony J.) & Bisiach (Edoardo) - Consciousness in Contemporary Science</A>"</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_124.htm">McGinn (Colin) - The Problem of Consciousness: Essays Towards a Resolution</A>"</li><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3602.htm">Noe (Alva) - Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness</A>"</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_131.htm">Papineau (David) - Introducing Consciousness</A>"</li><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1324.htm">Papineau (David) - Thinking About Consciousness</A>"</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_135.htm">Penrose (Roger) - The Emperor's New Mind</A>"</li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_134.htm">Penrose (Roger) - Shadows of the Mind</A>"</li><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_148.htm">Searle (John) - The Rediscovery of the Mind</A>"</li><li><a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1331.htm">Smith (Quentin) & Jokic (Aleksandar) - Consciousness: New Philosophical Essays</A>" </li></ol><BR>Additionally, I ve started to catalogue my back-issues of <I>Journal of Consciousness Studies</I>, for which the link below is the jumping-off point:-<BR><BR>&rarr; <a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3507.htm">JCS - Journal of Consciousness Studies (Consolidated List)</A>"<BR><BR><BR><U>Other Material</U> <ul type="disc"><li><B>Books</B>: My book-categorisations start with subject area, which seems a mistake. My categorisation methodology needs sorting out as a priority in my <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_520_42936607.htm">Web-tools</A><SUP>4</SUP> project. The candidate sections would seem to be:-<BR>&rarr; <A HREF="../../BookCatalogCategorised_16_115.htm" TARGET = "_top">Mind - Consciousness</A><BR>&rarr; <A HREF="../../BookCatalogCategorised_19_115.htm" TARGET = "_top">Psychology - Consciousness</A><BR>&rarr; <A HREF="../../BookCatalogCategorised_21_115.htm" TARGET = "_top">Science - Consciousness</A> </li><li><B>Papers</B>: See my:- <BR>&rarr; <A HREF="../../PaperCatalogPhilosophyFullCategorised_Top_115.htm" TARGET = "_top">Consolidated Papers</A> on Consciousness. </li></ul></P> <a name="LiveVersion"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Live Version of this Archived Note</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">17/08/2018 17:35:31</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3570</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 32)</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">10/04/2017 23:38:24</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3330</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_42835985.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2017 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/01/2017 20:18:14</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3160</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_42749846.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2016 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/10/2016 22:14:53</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3216</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_42657927.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2016 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/04/2016 23:19:41</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3012</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_42465972.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2016 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/01/2016 00:59:02</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2581</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_42376041.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2015 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2015 00:27:22</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2995</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_42284019.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2015 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2014 17:39:50</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3100</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_41919736.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2014 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">16/10/2013 20:08:10</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3248</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_41563839.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2013 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">02/07/2013 14:12:29</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3464</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_41457592.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2013 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/04/2013 13:58:05</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3690</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_41378582.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2013 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">21/01/2013 12:01:26</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">4098</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_41295501.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2012 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">28/10/2012 10:24:58</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">2779</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_849_41210434.htm">Status: Consciousness Studies (2012 - September)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">This version updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">20/07/2017 14:34:05</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">849 (Status: Consciousness Studies (2017 - 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