Towards a History of Consciousness: Space, Time, and Death
Towards a History of Consciousness: Space, Time, and Death offers a cogent and compelling discussion of the neglected topic of the history of consciousness. An analysis of our postmodern ontology reveals deep but neglected roots. What are those roots and how did they grow? Is there a self without consciousness? What is the relation of the self to the individual? Does the recognition of death contribute to the growth of consciousness? As a survey of western history, this work pushes the boundaries of the understanding of consciousness in intriguing and sometimes provocative directions. This integrative study is intended for the serious, curious student and thinker.
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Beginnings PreHistory to Antiquity
Medieval Persistence of Classical Antiquity
The Renaissance Altered Space and Time
The Reformation of Early Modernity
Scientific Revolution and Detachment
Descartes and Consciousness
John Locke and the Language of Consciousness
Enlightenment and the Birth of Modernity
Modernity and Beyond
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