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by coberst
Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Have A Strong Desire to Comprehend Stuff [Comprehension]
Replies: 4
Views: 10599

Re: I Have A Strong Desire to Comprehend Stuff [Comprehensio

Do you agree that acquiring knowledge by reading non fiction is ten times as efficient as from reading fiction? No. 2 reasons: 1) By eliminating non-fiction from your "learning", you are missing out on valuable social and interpersonal lessons. 2) Non-fiction is only one of two classifications of b...
by coberst
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Have A Strong Desire to Comprehend Stuff [Comprehension]
Replies: 4
Views: 10599

Two generations ago CP Snow authored the book “The Two Cultures”, which identified the two cultures to be ‘literary intellectuals’ (humanities) and natural scientists. He constructed the problem in this way: "I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditiona...
by coberst
Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Metaphorically Thinking
Replies: 1
Views: 11364

The new paradigm for cognitive science that is described in the book “Philosophy in the Flesh” is called ‘conceptual metaphor’. This theory stipulates that as I have an experience I create mental structures that allow me to draw inferences regarding that experience. These mental structures c...
by coberst
Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: The Nature of Consciousness: Its Features and Modes
Topic: Metaphorically Thinking
Replies: 1
Views: 11364

Metaphorically Thinking

Metaphorically Thinking We commonly think of metaphor as something like analogy. We are trying to explain something to someone and we say this something new is very much like this other something you are familiar with. This is one form of metaphor but there is another metaphor that is automatic and ...
by coberst
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Have A Strong Desire to Comprehend Stuff [Comprehension]
Replies: 4
Views: 10599

I Have A Strong Desire to Comprehend Stuff [Comprehension]

I have a strong desire to comprehend stuff I claim that comprehending is a hierarchy and can usefully be thought of as a pyramid. At the base of the pyramid is awareness that is followed by consciousness, which is awareness plus attention. Knowing follows consciousness and understanding is at the pi...
by coberst
Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Dreams & Consciousness
Topic: Dream and Myth: The Foundation for Depth Psychology
Replies: 0
Views: 13649

Dream and Myth: The Foundation for Depth Psychology

Dream and myth: the foundation for depth psychology Freud hypothesized that dreams were a means for establishing a universal method for studying the human psyche. He felt that dreams provided a means for studying the psyche in a manner similar to that used to study the physiological characteristics ...
by coberst
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Hypnosis, Possession, and Altered States of Consciousness
Topic: "Divided Consciousness" by Ernest Hilgard
Replies: 8
Views: 21205

The following is an OP I posted recently on another forum after studying Ernest Becker. What would Julian Jaynes think about this idea? Ernest Becker (1924-1974) won the Pulitzer Prize foe General Nonfiction for the “Denial of Death”. A distinguished social theorist and a popular teacher of anth...