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Status Reports - Status: Consciousness Studies (2019 - September)

Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during 18Q4 - 19Q3
  1. I have spent 6.5 hours YTD on this Project, or related work, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2018). That's 24.9% of the planned effort. Overall, 0.3% of my Project effort YTD has been directed towards this project.
  2. Sadly, I only managed ¼ of the tiny allocation to this project, and none of that was on my primary task list.
  3. YTD Activity3
    Consciousness (Total Hours = 6.5)
  4. Progress (if any) in the current quarter can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List, 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:
  • As this project is substantially inactive, I don’t update the text quarterly as for the active projects, but only at the end of the academic year.
  • Hence, the YTD Activity is to make the end-year task easier, and to give a clearer idea of what – if anything – has been going on in the interim.


Note last updated: 10/10/2019 23:58:34



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