Evan Thompson @ CIIS on Neuroscience, Meditation, and Self-Enaction
18 responses to “Evan Thompson @ CIIS on Neuroscience, Meditation, and Self-Enaction”
OK, the video of this talk will be uploaded by someone from the ACS department on Thursday latest. Sorry for the delay…
I’m thinking: may take a little time…certainly thought your final question was the only point at which it got interesting. Most of what he said could be got from Susan Blakemore and Les Lancaster’s work….he became more interesting as I say after you promted a new perspective. I was stunned by his total avoidance of the collective unconscious and Jung. The other initial observation is the extent to which a Cartesian view of object v subject dominated his view. i will try and be more thoughtful as time goes on and my self enacts a bit ! Tony.
I posted some crits on my blog http://www.hugofgaia. And my thanks for your letting me see this. Maybe you or your followers may want to see it. They would be welcome to visit as you say. I tried to include the laypeople who may not be philosophers or have even seen the presentation. And I think it was remiss I did not discuss “reenactment of self” but I had problems with “self” i guess. Would reenactment of “ego consciousness” be clearer. My view of “Self” is more Jungian than Evan’s I guess. This is hugely important I think.
Matt, what do you make of his rejection of pan-theism/psychism/Whitehead?
What do you think?