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Consciousness and the Paranormal — Part 13

Gene Steinberg

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Constance

Paranormal Adept
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It won't work because you are linking to a file on your own computer. It has to be uploaded as an attachment to the forum, or you send us a regular URL to a different location for it.
I've wondered about how it could work. Asking Randall if he has been able to access the document through the attachment I provided, and if not, how to do this otherwise.
 

Constance

Paranormal Adept
I'll read all that is presented at that link but have to note at the outset that the introductory statement is misleading. It reads:

"Phenomenology is a broad discipline and method of inquiry in philosophy, developed largely by the German philosophers Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, which is based on the premise that reality consists of objects and events ("phenomena") as they are perceived or understood in the human consciousness, and not of anything independent of human consciousness."
 

Randall

J. Randall Murphy
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I'll read all that is presented at that link but have to note at the outset that the introductory statement is misleading. It reads:

"Phenomenology is a broad discipline and method of inquiry in philosophy, developed largely by the German philosophers Edmund Husserl and Martin Heidegger, which is based on the premise that reality consists of objects and events ("phenomena") as they are perceived or understood in the human consciousness, and not of anything independent of human consciousness."
It is very condensed. Lots more to consider for sure, but it seemed to be a good orientation for anyone wanting to get started.
 

Constance

Paranormal Adept
The following paper, entitled "Embodied Cognition," should be helpful in this thread:


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"Abstract: Traditional views in philosophy of mind and cognitive science depict the mind as an information processor, one whose connections with the body and the world are of little theoretical importance. On the contrary, mounting empirical evidence shows that bodily states and modality-specific systems for perception and action underlie information processing, and that embodiment contributes to various aspects and effects of mental phenomena. This article will briefly review and discuss some of this evidence and what it implies. By challenging mainstream accounts of mind and cognition, embodiment views offer new ways of conceptualizing knowledge and suggest novel perspectives on cognitive variation and mind-body reductionism. WIREs Cogn Sci 2013, 4:319–325. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1226 For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website."



(PDF) Embodied Cognition
 
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