Taking Phenomenology Seriously: The "Fringe" and Its Implications for Cognitive Research

@article{Mangan1993TakingPS,
  title={Taking Phenomenology Seriously: The "Fringe" and Its Implications for Cognitive Research},
  author={Bruce Mangan},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={1993},
  volume={2},
  pages={89-108}
}
Evidence and theory ranging from traditional philosophy to contemporary cognitive research support the hypothesis that consciousness has a two-part structure: a focused region of articulated experience surrounded by a field of relatively unarticulated, vague experience.William James developed an especially useful phenomenological analysis of this "fringe" of consciousness, but its relation to, and potential value for, the study of cognition has not been explored. I propose strengthening James… CONTINUE READING

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