What First & Third Person Processes Really Are

Author: Gendlin, Eugene

Source: Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 16, Numbers 10-12, 2009 , pp. 332-362(31)

Publisher: Imprint Academic

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Abstract:

'Implicit understanding' is much wider than what we can attend to at one time, and it is in some respects more precise. Examples are examined. What is implicit functions in certain characteristic ways. Some of these are defined. They explain how new concepts come to us in a bodily process that goes beyond previous logic but takes implicit account of it, without new logical steps. All concepts can be considered 'explications' of implicit body- environment interaction. 'Explication' provides an overall model within which the objectivity of logical concepts can be explained and preserved. Section III concerns new kinds of operational research. Section IV shows how a theory of logically connected terms can always be formulated from something known implicitly. Section V shows how the explication model affects the theory of language.

Keywords: Body; body knowledge; concept formation; consciousness; focusing; implicit; kinaesthetic; motion; proprioceptive; space; theory construction

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Email: gend@midway.uchicago.edu

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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