By Francisco J. Varela, Pierre Vermersch, Natalie Depraz
Advent: A advisor for the perplexed
What are we up to?
To whom are we talking?
So what’s the ground line?
Part I: The structural dynamics of turning into aware
Chapter 1. the fundamental cycle
1.1 total presentation
Entering into the inquiry
A operating description: 3 temporal horizons
Why a session?
The 3 elements of epoche
The suspension and its follow-ups
Redirection and letting-go
The problems of redirection
Pragmatic problems and assist in overcoming them
Letting-go and the standard of attention
The simple constitution of turning into acutely aware: The double fold of mirrored image and affection
1.3 Intuitive evidence
Intuition as gesture and as process
The philosophical roots of intuition
The temporal dynamic of the intuitive act
The fragile lightning-bolt of the method of intuitive achievement: From vacancy to givenness-in-flesh-and-blood
Intuition and affectivity
Primordial instinct and imaginary eidetic variations
The three-part constitution of insight
The mode of proof as inserted in a historical past standards of appreciation and of completion
Chapter 2. The constitution of a session
Expression is an not obligatory and multiform part Expressions and linguistic descriptions
When may still an outline be produced?
The particular caliber of suspension right to descriptive verbalization
The caliber of the intuitive proof right to verbalization 70 Modalities of linguistic expression from the point of view of a examine program
A caricature of the issues with descriptive categorization
What expression and validation have in common
Validation is an non-compulsory and multifarious component
Structures of mediation: First-, moment- and third-person positions
Stages within the technique of validation
Chapter three. Surrounding events
3.1 Upstream and downstream
3.2 Apprenticeship and training
3.3 features of apprenticeship
3.4 innovative generativity of expertise
3.5 Relation to mediation
3.6 The temporal generativity of motivation and after-effects
Part II: The motivations for the learn of experiencing
Chapter four. the perspective of the researcher
4.1 The cognitives sciences (F. J. Varela)
The contemporary cognizance boom
A three-way sketch
Irreducibility: the fundamental ground
The inspiration of phenomenological data
4.2 Psychology and subjective adventure: Introspection (P. Vermersch)
A old point of view on psychology and subjectivity
The preliminary proof and the 1st critiques
The first advancements: Experimental introspection
Strategies of circumvention
Data relative to the 1st individual viewpoint haven't had any impact
Improvements at the way
Chapter five. referring to perform (N. Depraz, F. J. Varela, P. Vermesch)
5.1 creation: perform is the privileged web site for greedy of experience
5.2 Embodied practices in cognitive science
5.3 a various philosophical history: sensible cause, pragmatism, praxis and habitus
5.4 The “handle” of cognition: The mental view of knowing-how and coping with
5.5 Practitioners validate and increase this point of analysis
Chapter 6. The philosophical problem (N. Depraz)
6.1 where of expertise in philosophy
The scenario of Phenomenology in regards to the heritage of philosophy
Access to event as a go back to the “things themselves”
Phenomenological event is neither empirical nor developed: it truly is eidetic
The transcendental personality of expertise: Phenomenology as “transcendental empiricism”
6.2 The methods of the reduction
The ethos of the reduction
Ways during which the relief is prepared
Multiple entry to the reductive angle: The difficult of the ways
The ethos of the reductive subject
Aids to the reduction
Bearing and boundaries of phenomenological philosophy
Chapter 7. knowledge traditions and the methods of relief (F. J. Varela and N. Depraz)
7.1 What will we suggest via non secular traditions?
7.2 The perform of mindfulness (shamatha): The old context
The Mahayanist turn
Tibet and the Vajrayanist turn
7.3 Sitting perform and the phenomenology of experience
The element of perform no.1: The shamatha method
Point of perform no.2: Vispashyana
Point of perform no.3: Tonglen and empathy
Point of perform no.4: ordinary spontaneity as moment spontaneity
7.4 pertaining to again to different motivations
Practice of shamatha sitting meditation and introspective psychology
Meditative perform of the 3 yanas and the phenomenological methods of the reduction
Where are we?
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