On Becoming Aware: A Pragmatics of Experiencing by Francisco J. Varela, Pierre Vermersch, Natalie Depraz

By Francisco J. Varela, Pierre Vermersch, Natalie Depraz

Advent: A consultant for the perplexed
What are we up to?
To whom are we talking?
So what’s the ground line?
An invitation
Acknowledgments

Part I: The structural dynamics of turning into aware
Chapter 1. the elemental cycle
1.1 total presentation
Entering into the inquiry
A operating description: 3 temporal horizons
Why a session?
Exemplary variations
1.2 Epoche
The 3 parts 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 uncomplicated constitution of turning into conscious: 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 success: 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 heritage standards of appreciation and of completion

Chapter 2. The constitution of a session
2.1 Expression
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 facts right to verbalization 70 Modalities of linguistic expression from the point of view of a learn program
A comic strip of the issues with descriptive categorization
2.2 Validation
What expression and validation have in common
Validation is an not obligatory 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 points 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 recognition boom
A three-way sketch
Irreducibility: the elemental ground
Case studies
The inspiration of phenomenological data
Mutual enlightenment
4.2 Psychology and subjective adventure: Introspection (P. Vermersch)
A old viewpoint 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
Conclusion

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: functional 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 enhance this point of analysis

Chapter 6. The philosophical problem (N. Depraz)
6.1 where of expertise in philosophy
The state of affairs of Phenomenology with reference to the background of philosophy
Access to adventure as a go back to the “things themselves”
Phenomenological event is neither empirical nor developed: it's 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 aid is prepared
Multiple entry to the reductive perspective: The complex 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 aid (F. J. Varela and N. Depraz)
7.1 What will we suggest through religious traditions?
7.2 The perform of mindfulness (shamatha): The historic context
The grounding
The consolidation
The Mahayanist turn
Tibet and the Vajrayanist turn
7.3 Sitting perform and the phenomenology of experience
The aspect 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: normal spontaneity as moment spontaneity
7.4 referring 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?

Open conclusion

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By Francisco J. Varela, Pierre Vermersch, Natalie Depraz

Advent: A consultant for the perplexed
What are we up to?
To whom are we talking?
So what’s the ground line?
An invitation
Acknowledgments

Part I: The structural dynamics of turning into aware
Chapter 1. the elemental cycle
1.1 total presentation
Entering into the inquiry
A operating description: 3 temporal horizons
Why a session?
Exemplary variations
1.2 Epoche
The 3 parts 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 uncomplicated constitution of turning into conscious: 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 success: 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 heritage standards of appreciation and of completion

Chapter 2. The constitution of a session
2.1 Expression
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 facts right to verbalization 70 Modalities of linguistic expression from the point of view of a learn program
A comic strip of the issues with descriptive categorization
2.2 Validation
What expression and validation have in common
Validation is an not obligatory 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 points 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 recognition boom
A three-way sketch
Irreducibility: the elemental ground
Case studies
The inspiration of phenomenological data
Mutual enlightenment
4.2 Psychology and subjective adventure: Introspection (P. Vermersch)
A old viewpoint 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
Conclusion

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: functional 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 enhance this point of analysis

Chapter 6. The philosophical problem (N. Depraz)
6.1 where of expertise in philosophy
The state of affairs of Phenomenology with reference to the background of philosophy
Access to adventure as a go back to the “things themselves”
Phenomenological event is neither empirical nor developed: it's 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 aid is prepared
Multiple entry to the reductive perspective: The complex 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 aid (F. J. Varela and N. Depraz)
7.1 What will we suggest through religious traditions?
7.2 The perform of mindfulness (shamatha): The historic context
The grounding
The consolidation
The Mahayanist turn
Tibet and the Vajrayanist turn
7.3 Sitting perform and the phenomenology of experience
The aspect 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: normal spontaneity as moment spontaneity
7.4 referring 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?

Open conclusion

Postface

Show description

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Piaget has his own theory of becoming aware, and it allows us to evaluate precisely how much the fact of turning the attention away from the exterior world, from the intention of the goal, from the perception of the effects of action, from that which has a material, human, palpable presence, is likely to happen more spontaneously than paying attention to mental acts. These aspects are working there without us having to become aware of them for them to function effectively. The law of “rendering conscious” [conscientisation], which moves from the periphery to the center (Piaget 1937, 1974) clarifies the hierarchies involved in converting our natural attitude, that is, in turning away from what we are doing to how we are doing it.

On the other extreme, we find the philosophical ideal of a pure consciousness, of a pure or transcendental experience to which we might gain access in experience, but only in going beyond the activity of becoming aware. Only a profound and enduring exercise might perhaps allow us to surpass these limits. In any case, becoming aware remains a limited process, concerning either its grounds or its possible further expansions. . 2, and is necessary before one moves on to expressing and validating results in a session (Chapter 2).

You can see, at the heart of this process of becoming aware – the reflecting act or the phenomenological reduction at work – both sides of the epoche, a double correlative movement: reflective conversion/redirection and acceptance/letting-go. We can also describe these components as moments of emergence, as folds in the process. The first fold, leading to reflection (and   Chapter 1 redirection suspension letting-go Figure 2. Process of becoming aware. eventually to expression) is a return to yourself.

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