Consciousness Explained Better: Towards an Integral Understanding of the Multifaceted Nature of Consciousness / Edition 1

Consciousness Explained Better: Towards an Integral Understanding of the Multifaceted Nature of Consciousness / Edition 1

by Allan Combs
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557788839

ISBN-13: 9781557788832

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: Paragon House Publishers

Consciousness Explained Better is a unique contribution. This compact volume represents thousands of years of humanity's struggle to understand consciousness from a wide variety of perspectives. It is an up-to-date digest of the search in bite-sized chapters. Allan Combs has managed to encapsulate and synthesize vast bodies of thought and research without

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Consciousness Explained Better is a unique contribution. This compact volume represents thousands of years of humanity's struggle to understand consciousness from a wide variety of perspectives. It is an up-to-date digest of the search in bite-sized chapters. Allan Combs has managed to encapsulate and synthesize vast bodies of thought and research without dilution. He has made even the most mind-twisting arguments and questions comprehensible, and he has brought forward scholarship and rigorous inquiry in language that speaks to the heart as well as the head. This book satisfies with its comprehensiveness yet intrigues with all that still remains enigmatic. It brings forward the yearning, the brilliance, the awe, and the outrageous audacity of our search to understand conscious. It reminds us that, in a world where much of our lives on a mundane basis has been reduced to the trivial, the logistical, and the manageable, everything about that world and about ourselves is still completely beyond our grasp. We still live and move in the Great Mystery. --From the Foreword by Jenny Wade, author of Changes of Mind and Transcendent Sex

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557788832
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
1,446,254
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures

Ch. 1 A Word Worn Smooth 1

Ch. 2 Never at Rest 9

Ch. 3 Four Streams of Experience 13

Ch. 4 From One Great Blooming, Buzzing Confusion 21

Ch. 5 The Adult Mind 35

Ch. 6 States and Structures of Consciousness 49

Ch. 7 The Hierarchy of Minds 77

Ch. 8 Horizontal and Vertical Evolution of Consciousness 103

Ch. 9 The Many Faces of Integral Consciousness 135

Endnotes 151

Bibliography 165

Index 173

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