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Published: 07 February 2011

540 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199739097

Bookseller Code (04)

Companion website


An Introduction

Second Edition

Susan Blackmore

Now in a new edition, this innovative text is the first volume to bring together all the major theories of consciousness studies--from those rooted in traditional Western philosophy to those coming out of neuroscience, quantum theory, and Eastern philosophy. The second edition features cutting-edge coverage of out-of-body experiences, meditation, and machine consciousness and a revised and enhanced art program featuring more than 230 photos, illustrations, and tables. It is supplemented by a Companion Website at offering links to online resources and new and emerging research; self-assessment exercises for students and instructors; and more information on the book's practices and exercises.

New to this Edition:

  • · Updated with current research throughout
  • · New material on out-of-body experiences (Chapter 24), meditation (Chapter 26), machine consciousness (Section 6), reflecting new research and updated theories in recent years
  • · Enhanced art program with over 230 photos, tables and illustrations
  • · A Companion Website includes links to online papers and books wherever possible, links to new and emerging research, self-assessment exercises for students and instructors, and more information about the practices and exercises described in the book.

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