Author: Natsoulas, Thomas
Affiliation: U California, Dept of Psychology, Davis, CA, USA
Title: The stream of consciousness: XVI. James in recent context (1986-1991).
Source: Imagination, Cognition & Personality, 1997-1998. 17 (3): p.229-247Reference.
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: Consciousness States James (William) Psychologists Theoretical Orientation General Topics: Mental Health Personnel
Added Keywords: psychologists' present-day incompatibilities of W. R. James' stream of consciousness
Classification Code: Consciousness States (2380)
Population Terms: Human
Abstract: By addressing work on consciousness that has been published in this journal, I bring contemporary material to bear on my ongoing exploration of William James's stream. How do psychologists of the present day demonstrate or acknowledge the relevance of their great predecessor's introspectively grounded theses and arguments to their own work? I am considering the first 15 volumes ofImagination, Cognition and Personalityin units of five, the middle five in this article. I inquire into what was explicitly drawn from James's work by 7 authors or teams of authors; thus, I provide greater or lesser comment pertaining to (1) the kinds of mental occurrence, (2) present day incompatibilities of James's thought, (3) purported Jamesian inadequacies, (4) the use of symbols to evoke belief, e) watching one's stream of consciousness flow by, (5) Walt Whitman's mystical experiences, and (6) whether inner awareness requires an appropriation of the respective mental-occurrence instances to oneself. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)