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Mental force and the advertence of bare attention

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Commentary on ‘The View from Within’, edited by Francisco Varela and Jonathan Shear

[opening paragraph]: The working hypothesis of this special issue of Journal of Consciousness Studies on ‘The View from Within’ -- that the world of inner experience can be scientifically and systematically explored -- represents the re-emergence of a perspective which, while once considered the foundation of all psychological research, has fallen on hard times throughout much of this now concluding century. There are a variety of reasons for this, some of them elegantly reviewed in the contributions to this issue by Varela & Shear and Vermersch, among others. But the predominant explanation for the orchestrated demeaning of first-person investigations during recent decades is rooted in the elevated role that the materialist perspective has ascended to in Western societies.

Document Type: Review Article

Affiliations: UCLA Department of Psychiatry, 760 Westwood Plaza, Room 67-468, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1759, USA.

Publication date: 1999-02-01

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