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Title: The gesture of awareness : an account of its structural dynamics
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Francisco J. Varela, 1946-2001
Natalie Depraz
Pierre Vermersch

Description: This article proposes a description of the structural dynamics of the act of becoming aware based on the phenomenological method of épochè (or reduction), but also incorporating observations from psychological and contemplative sources. We propose as the core of this specific act an initial phase of suspension of habitual thought and judgement, followed by a phase of conversion of attention from "the exterior" to "the interior", ending with a phase of letting-go or of receptivity towards the experience.

Publisher Place: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Normalized publisher place: Philadelphia, PA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/welcome.cgi
Published Date: 2000
URL: http://web.ccr.jussieu.fr/varela/human_consciousness/GestureAwareness.pdf
Subject: Francisco Varela
Edmund Husserl
Phenomenological reduction
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Mindfulness Meditation
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Cognitive Science -- Consciousness Studies
Buddhism and Science -- Related Humanities -- Philosophy -- Modern Philosophy -- Phenomenology
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
21st century CE
Language: English
Interface Language: English
Source URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=AiCR%2013
Source: Investigating phenomenal consciousness : new methodologies and maps
Source Editor: Max Velmans
Source Type: Collected Volume (single author)
Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
Digital Encoding: pdf
Reader Rating: useful
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-24 02:13:42
Date Record Checked: 2005-03-24
Date Last Modified: 2005-12-22 11:20:05
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