Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Davis
Title: Concepts of consciousness.
Source: Journal of Mind & Behavior, 1983 Win, 1983. 4 (1): p.13-59 Reference.
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Consciousness States Concepts
Added Keywords: popular & scientific conceptions of consciousness & interrelatedness of concepts
Classification Code: Consciousness States (2380)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: Argues that psychologists are at a point in the historical development of psychology where close attention to meanings will be invaluable in overcoming the conceptual confusions and difficulties of mutual comprehension that frequently attend scientific discussions of consciousness. Six ordinary concepts of consciousness and certain constructed concepts from psychology and related fields are discussed, which purport to have approximately the same referent as the ordinary concept. These concepts are interrelated by means of 4 dimensions of meaning: intersubjectivity, objectivation, apprehension, and introspection. (66 ref) ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)