Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Distinguished Lecture: Consciousness, “Symbolic Healing,” and the Meaning Response
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Anthropology of Consciousness 23 (2):192-210 (2012)
Symbolic healing, that is, responding to meaningful experiences in positive ways, can facilitate human healing. This process partly engages consciousness and partly evades consciousness completely (sometimes it partakes of both simultaneously). This paper, presented as the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Distinguished Lecture at the 2011 AAA meeting in Montreal, reviews recent research on what is ordinarily (and unfortunately) called the “placebo effect.” The author makes the argument that language use should change, and the relevant portions of what is often called the placebo effect should be referred to as the “meaning response.”
|Keywords||consciousness meaning response surgery placebo effect medicine|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Richard Price (2011). From The Teachings of Don Juan to Travels with Tooy: One Anthropologist's Trip. Anthropology of Consciousness 22 (2):136-158.
Robert Arp (2007). Consciousness and Awareness - Switched-on Rheostats: A Response to de Quincey. Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (3):101-106.
Rafael G. Locke (2011). The Future of a Discipline: Considering the Ontological/Methodological Future of the Anthropology of Consciousness, Part III. Anthropology of Consciousness 22 (2):106-135.
Nikola Biller-Andorno (2004). The Use of the Placebo Effect in Clinical Medicine — Ethical Blunder or Ethical Imperative? Science and Engineering Ethics 10 (1):43-50.
Robert J. Connelly (1991). Nursing Responsibility for the Placebo Effect. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 16 (3):325-341.
Anne Harrington (2011). The Placebo Effect: What's Interesting for Scholars of Religion? Zygon 46 (2):265-280.
Uriah Kriegel (2004). Consciousness and Self-Consciousness. The Monist 87 (2):182-205.
Charles D. Laughlin & Vincenza A. Tiberia (2012). Archetypes: Toward a Jungian Anthropology of Consciousness. Anthropology of Consciousness 23 (2):127-157.
Mark D. Sullivan (1993). Placebo Controls and Epistemic Control in Orthodox Medicine. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 (2):213-231.
Duff Waring (2003). Paradoxical Drug Response and the Placebo Effect: A Discussion of Grunbaum's Definitional Scheme. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 24 (1):5-17.
J. L. Mommaerts & Dirk Devroey (2012). The Placebo Effect: How the Subconscious Fits In. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 55 (1):43-58.
C. Jason Throop & Charles D. Laughlin (2007). Anthropology of Consciousness. In Philip David Zelazo, Morris Moscovitch & Evan Thompson (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness. Cambridge University Press 631-669.
Xianglong Zhang (2007). A Temporal Analysis of the Consciousness of Filial Piety. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 2 (3):309-335.
George Bealer (2000). Fregean Equivocation and Ramsification on Sparse Theories: Response to McCullagh. Mind and Language 15 (5):500-510.
Michael V. Antony (2001). Is 'Consciousness' Ambiguous? Journal of Consciousness Studies 8 (2):19-44.
Added to index2012-09-14
Total downloads9 ( #254,415 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?