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  1. Fred Travis & Jonathan Shear (2010). Focused Attention, Open Monitoring and Automatic Self-Transcending: Categories to Organize Meditations From Vedic, Buddhist and Chinese Traditions. Consciousness and Cognition 19 (4):1110--1118.
  2. Frederick Travis & Jonathan Shear (2010). Reply to Josipovic: Duality and Non-Duality in Meditation Research. Consciousness and Cognition 19 (4):1122--1123.
  3. Jonathan Shear (2007). Eastern Methods for Investigating Mind and Consciousness. In Max Velmans & Susan Schneider (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness. Blackwell. 697--710.
  4. Jonathan Shear (2004). Mysticism and Scientific Naturalism. Sophia 43 (1):83-99.
    How, from a scientific standpoint, should we understand mystical experiences? On the one hand such experiences are obviously capable of being studied scientifically. Nevertheless there is a sense in which such experiences often seem strongly opposed to our ordinary scientific views of reality, for they often seem to point to a domain quite outside that examined by naturalistic empirical science. Indeed, this is often precisely what seems to be ‘mystical’ about them. The present essay takes a hard look at specific (...)
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  5. Jonathan Shear (2002). Experiential Clarification of the Problem of Self. In Shaun Gallagher & Jonathan Shear (eds.), Models of the Self. Thorverton Uk: Imprint Academic. 5-6.
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  6. Jonathan Shear (1999). Editor's Response. Metascience 8 (3):441-443.
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  7. Jonathan Shear (1999). Reply to Nixon on Meditation. In J. Shear & Francisco J. Varela (eds.), The View From Within: First-Person Approaches to the Study of Consciousness. Imprint Academic. 267.
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  8. Jonathan Shear & Shaun Gallagher (eds.) (1999). Models of the Self. Imprint Academic.
    A comprehensive reader on the problem of the self as seen from the viewpoints of philosophy, developmental psychology, robotics, cognitive neuroscience, ...
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  9. Jonathan Shear & Ron Jevning (1999). Pure Consciousness: Scientific Exploration of Meditation Techniques. Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (2-3):189-209.
  10. F. J. Varela & Jonathan Shear (1999). Editors' Rejoinder to the Debate. Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (2-3):2-3.
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  11. F. J. Varela & Jonathan Shear (1999). First-Person Accounts: Why, What, and How. Journal of Consciousness Studies 6:1-14.
     
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  12. Francisco Varela & Jonathan Shear (1999). First-Person Methodologies: What, Why, How? Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (2-3):1-14.
  13. Francisco Varela & Jonathan Shear (1999). Peer Commentary and Responses 307. In J. Shear & Francisco J. Varela (eds.), The View From Within: First-Person Approaches to the Study of Consciousness. Imprint Academic. 6--2.
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  14. Shaun Gallagher & Jonathan Shear (1997). Models of the Self: Editors' Introduction. Journal of Consciousness Studies 4 (5-6):5-6.
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  15. Jonathan Shear (ed.) (1997). Explaining Consciousness: The Hard Problem. MIT Press.
    In this book philosophers, physicists, psychologists, neurophysiologists, computer scientists, and others address this central topic in the growing discipline...
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  16. Jonathan Shear (1996). The Hard Problem: Closing the Empirical Gap. Journal of Consciousness Studies 3 (1):54-68.
  17. Jonathan Shear (1990). Mystical Experience, Hermeneutics, and Rationality. International Philosophical Quarterly 30 (4):391-401.
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  18. Jonathan Shear (1983). The Experience of Pure Consciousness: A New Perspective for Theories of Self. Metaphilosophy 14 (January):53-62.
  19. Jonathan Shear (1981). Maharshi, Plato and the Tm-Sidhi Program on Innate Structures of Consciousness. Metaphilosophy 12 (January):72-84.