David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
St. Martin's Griffin (1998)
In his best-selling The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light , William Irwin Thompson intrigued readers with his thoughts on mythology and sexuality. In his newest book, Coming Into Being: Artifacts and Texts in the Evolution of Consciousness , he takes the reader on a journey through the evolution of consciousness from the preverbal communications of early stone carvings, to the writings of Marcel Proust, around the monumental wrappings of Christo and up to the rebirth of interest in the Taoist philosophy of Lao Tzu. Owing as much to the rhythmic constructions of jazz as to established methods of scholarship, Thompson plays a riff on biology and culture seeing the birth of the mind in Proust’s Madeleine, the displacement of humanity in Christo’s wrapping of the Reichstag and, in Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching , the path forward to a new planetary culture. In Coming Into Being , William Irwin Thompson presents a fascinating vision of our past, our present, and our future that no one will want to miss.
|Keywords||Consciousness History Culture Origin Evolution Mysticism Mythology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$7.95 new (56% off) $14.68 direct from Amazon (19% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BF311.T484 1998|
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
Stuart R. Hameroff (1998). Did Consciousness Cause the Cambrian Evolutionary Explosion? In Stuart R. Hameroff, Alfred W. Kaszniak & A. C. Scott (eds.), Toward a Science of Consciousness II. MIT Press. 2--421.
Selmer Bringsjord & Ron Noel (2002). Why Did Evolution Engineer Consciousness? In James H. Fetzer (ed.), Consciousness Evolving. John Benjamins.
Selmer Bringsjord & Ron Noel (1998). Why Did Evolution Engineer Consciousness? In Gregory R. Mulhauser (ed.), Evolving Consciousness. John Benjamins.
Gerhard Roth (2000). The Evolution and Ontogeny of Consciousness. In Thomas Metzinger (ed.), Neural Correlates of Consciousness. MIT Press.
B. I. B. Lindahl (1997). Consciousness and Biological Evolution. Journal of Theoretical Biology 187 (4):613-29.
Charles Augustus Strong (1918/1983). The Origin of Consciousness: An Attempt to Conceive the Mind as a Product of Evolution. MacMillan and Co..
Steve McIntosh (2007). Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution: How the Integral Worldview is Transforming Politics, Culture, and Spirituality. Paragon House.
Gary Lachman (2003). A Secret History of Consciousness. Lindisfarne Books.
William I. Thompson (2007). Natural Drift and the Evolution of Culture. Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (11):96-116.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads17 ( #98,934 of 1,102,775 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #84,523 of 1,102,775 )
How can I increase my downloads?