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Consciousness and the Mental Will

Brian O'Shaughnessy

in Consciousness and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Rationality of state is essential to consciousness, and depends both on self‐knowledge and on mental activeness—and above all upon the mental activity of thinking. What contribution does the overall ... More


Phenomenal Unity

Barry Dainton

in The Phenomenal Self

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199288847
eISBN:
9780191710742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288847.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter is devoted entirely to the problem of unity-at-a-time. Several accounts of synchronic phenomenal unity are considered. One such is the doctrine that this mode of unity arises when ... More


Interiority and Thinking

Brian O'Shaughnessy

in Consciousness and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The stream of consciousness of the waking conscious manifests both meaningfulness and interiority as (say) the dream does not. The variety of meaning involved is spelt out. It emerges that it is a ... More


Turning Up the Volume of Inner Speech: Headphones and James Joyce’s Interior Monologue

Angela Frattarola

in Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056074
eISBN:
9780813053868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056074.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 4 questions how the common turn-of-the-century practice of listening to the telephone, phonograph, and radio through headphones may have aided modernists in turning up the volume and ... More


New Digressions: John Ashbery and the Changing Subjects of the Twenty-First Century

Srikanth Reddy

in Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199791026
eISBN:
9780199950287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791026.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter outlines the impasse faced by a new generation of American writers who seek to extend John Ashbery’s digressive project. Ashbery’s lyric speakers commonly address the reader while ... More


Mind over the masses: the emergence of stream-of-consciousness writing

Anne Fernihough

in Freewomen and Supermen: Edwardian Radicals and Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668625
eISBN:
9780191767296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668625.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

chapter analyses Henry James’s response to 1900s America in The American Scene (1907). It shows how, although the new American skyscrapers contrasted dramatically with Edwardian suburbia, James ... More


Partial Unity of Consciousness:: A Preliminary Defense

Elizabeth Schechter

in Sensory Integration and the Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027786
eISBN:
9780262319270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027786.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The debate about the unity of consciousness in split-brain subjects has for the most part been pitched between two positions: that a split-brain subject has a single, unified stream of consciousness, ... More


The stream of consciousness

Michael Pelczar

in Sensorama: A Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198732655
eISBN:
9780191796883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732655.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Conscious experiences typically occur as parts of streams of consciousness. In Chapter 5, the chapter considers whether it is possible to reconcile this fact with an atemporal view of experiences. It ... More


The Experience

Brian O'Shaughnessy

in Consciousness and the World

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256723
eISBN:
9780191598135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256721.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The experience is the most direct manifestation of the state of waking consciousness. This emerges in that being awake entails having experience, and it is experiences that constitute the stream of ... More


Occurrence, State, Content, and Character

Soteriou Matthew

in The Mind's Construction: The Ontology of Mind and Mental Action

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678457
eISBN:
9780191757952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678457.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter introduces Geach's argument for rejecting William James’ suggestion that our conscious mental lives include a ‘stream of conscious thought’. The chapter explains Geach's claim that the ... More


“Shouts in the Street”: Inner Speech, Self, and the City

Luke Gibbons

in Joyce'S Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism, and Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226236179
eISBN:
9780226236209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226236209.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Modernism has frequently been characterized as a retreat into subjectivity, and Joyce's use of the “stream of consciousness” technique has been taken as representative of this. Drawing on Vygotsky's ... More


. Reading the Database: Narrative, Database, and Stream of Consciousness

Jessica Pressman

in Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199937080
eISBN:
9780199352623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937080.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter traces a constellation of literary efforts to represent cognition with and through media. James Joyce’s Ulysses is the central node in this network, the inspiration for a variety of ... More


Midline Regions and the “Stream of Consciousness”

Georg Northoff

in Unlocking the Brain: Volume 2: Consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199826995
eISBN:
9780199979776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826995.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

William James spoke of a “stream of consciousness,” the continuous, ever-changing nature of consciousness across different discrete points in physical time. How is it possible that objects and events ... More


Unconscious Belief and Conscious Thought

Tim Crane

in Phenomenal Intentionality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199764297
eISBN:
9780199932191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764297.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Are conscious thoughts and sensations conscious in the same way? The chapter gives an affirmative answer to this question. The chapter argues first for two independent claims: first, that Block's ... More


The quiet novel of cognition

Rachel Sykes

in The Quiet Contemporary American Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526108876
eISBN:
9781526132444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526108876.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that cognitive fictions expand the focus of the quiet novel, uncovering the complex and often discordant recesses of human consciousness and challenging the traditional division ... More


Dorothy Richardson’s Modernist Innovation

Meghan Marie Hammond

in Empathy and the Psychology of Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748690985
eISBN:
9781474406376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690985.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter Two, “Dorothy Richardson’s Modernist Innovation,” reads Richardson’s fiction alongside the work of Robert Vischer and Theodor Lipps, the first major contributors to the theory of ... More


The Non-existence of the Internal World

Jan Westerhoff

in The Non-Existence of the Real World

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198847915
eISBN:
9780191882548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847915.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

A natural place of retreat once the reality of the mind-independent world has been challenged is that of the certainty of our inner world, a world which, we assume, is perfectly transparent to us and ... More


Music and the Prosody of Voice: Dorothy Richardson and the Transformation from Silent Film to the Talkie

Angela Frattarola

in Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056074
eISBN:
9780813053868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056074.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 connects Dorothy Richardson’s film column for the magazine Close Up, where she criticizes the talkie for its unnatural speech and argues for the importance of the musical accompaniment of ... More


‘Flying by those nets’: aspirations and limits in post-Edwardian fiction

Anne Fernihough

in Freewomen and Supermen: Edwardian Radicals and Literary Modernism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668625
eISBN:
9780191767296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668625.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter demonstrates the persistence of vitalism into and beyond the First World War. It shows how the distinctions between the ‘real’ individual and the ‘unreal’ mass, between the authentic ... More


Ruskin

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

John Ruskin’s idea of goodness became humanistic rather than religious; but though he wrote and lectured on many subjects, including art, literature, science, economics, and mythology, it was always ... More


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