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Beyond the Scientific: A Comprehensive View of Consciousness

Foshay, Arthur Wollesley, & Morrissett, Irving (Eds.)

 This is a compilation of eight papers presented at the 1975 annual conference of the Social Sciences Consortium. "Taken as a whole, the papers.are best understood as a countervailing attempt to claim legitimacy for all those aspects of consciousness that go beyond the rational" (p.2). The conference was aimed at redressing the fact that only one aspect of human nature is developed in our educational system. The participants wanted to combat "the entrenched belief in the rational as the only legitimate sources of truth" (p.1). The papers emphasize the role of intuition and the figurative, metaphoric mode of the "right brain." Although psi as such is not mentioned, it may well be involved in the use of intuition. Moreover, the subjects dealt with here provide a bridge between the old paradigm of human nature and the one that parapsychology may help to forge or that perhaps must be created before parapsychology will be accepted. The editors point out that in our society the "scientific mode has become so overpowering that we tend to deny any truth-claiming that does not rest on it... We have become unhooked from ourselves in pursuing it" (p. 5).
Publisher Information:Boulder, CO: Social Science Education Consortium, 1978. 154p. 89 refs
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