Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Dept of Psychology, Davis, CA, USA
Title: Consciousness and self-awareness.
Source: Michel D. Ferrari, Ed; Robert J. Sternberg, Ed; et al. Self-awareness:Its nature and development. The Guilford Press: New York, NY, USA, 1998. p.12-33 of xiv, 430pp. Reference.
Intended Audience:Psychology: Professional & Research
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Awareness Consciousness States Self Perception
Added Keywords: definition & nature of consciousness & self-awareness
Classification Code: Consciousness States (2380)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: preface This chapter discusses how common definitions of the world "consciousness," found in theOxford English Dictionary, can be used to clarify the relationship between the concepts of consciousness and self-awareness. Natsoulas integrates his discussion into an intellectual tradition that includes such illustrious figures as John Dewey, George Herbert Mead, C. S. Lewis, and William James. He pays particular attention to "being conscious to one's self," and argues that such consciousness is intimately related to James's notion of the spiritual self and to self-awareness. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)