Journal of Consciousness Studies 6 (2-3):252-257 (1999)

Authors
Eduard Marbach
Catholic University of Louvain (PhD)
Abstract
[opening paragraph]: In recent years, David J. Chalmers has forcefully made a point that I consider to be extremely important for the study of consciousness, also from a Husserlian perspective. The point is that conscious experience is ‘an explanandum in its own right’ . In order to make progress in addressing the problem of the explanatory gap between physical processes and conscious experience, new approaches are therefore to be explored. As Chalmers has it, ‘a mere account of the functions stays on one side of the gap, so the materials for the bridge must be found elsewhere’ . Now, as I see it, the editors of this Special Issue pursue, precisely, the most promising avenue for adequately studying the problem of consciousness in such an exploratory spirit. For, in their excellent Introduction, they un- equivocally propose to include first-person, subjective experience as an explicit and active component of a science of consciousness, to be elaborated with appropriate methods by a research community. Jonathan Shear already put it very clearly elsewhere: ‘what is needed . . . is not so much new conceptualizations of science or new objective methodologies for exploring relationships of the phenomena of consciousness to physiology and behaviour . . . but new systematic methodologies for the exploration of the subjective phenomena of consciousness’ . Among such methodologies, the editors now include ‘the most important western school of thinking where experience and consciousness is at the very heart: Phenomenology as inaugurated by Edmund Husserl . . .’
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 50,287
External links

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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Taylor's Bridge Across the Explanatory Gap and its Extension.Mihai Draganescu - 1998 - Consciousness and Cognition 7 (2):165-168.
The Brief Life and Death of Christopher Bridge.Paul Bridge & Marlys Bridge - 1981 - Hastings Center Report 11 (6):17-19.
Introduction—the Explanatory Gap: To Close or to Bridge? [REVIEW]Antoine Lutz - 2004 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 3 (4):325-330.
On Dogmas and Bridge-Building in Educational Research.Paulus Smeyers - 2007 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 26:571-576.
Beyond Evidence-Based Medicine: Bridge-Building a Medicine of Meaning.S. Buetow - 2002 - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 8 (2):103-108.
Creation and End-Directedness.John F. Owens - 2010 - Sophia 49 (4):489-498.
Process Thought and Bridge-Building.Kevin Schilbrack - 2011 - Process Studies 40 (2):370-376.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-02-14

Total views
9 ( #848,637 of 2,325,678 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #664,323 of 2,325,678 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes