Consciousness, self-consciousness, and meditation

@article{Fasching2008ConsciousnessSA,
  title={Consciousness, self-consciousness, and meditation},
  author={Wolfgang Fasching},
  journal={Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={7},
  pages={463-483}
}
  • Wolfgang Fasching
  • Published 19 April 2008
  • Philosophy
  • Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
Many spiritual traditions employ certain mental techniques (meditation) which consist in inhibiting mental activity whilst nonetheless remaining fully conscious, which is supposed to lead to a realisation of one’s own true nature prior to habitual self-substantialisation. In this paper I propose that this practice can be understood as a special means of becoming aware of consciousness itself as such. To explain this claim I conduct some phenomenologically oriented considerations about the… 

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