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Experienced WholenessIntegrating Insights from Gestalt Theory, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Predictive Processing$
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Wanja Wiese

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036993

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036993.001.0001

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Putting It All Together

Putting It All Together

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(p.299) 10 Putting It All Together
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Experienced Wholeness
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Wanja Wiese

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262036993.003.0010

What is phenomenal unity, and to what extent is consciousness phenomenally unified? No easy answers to these questions can be provided, because first the questions have to be formulated more perspicuously (which the first part of this book has attempted to do). This chapter presents, as succinctly as possible, the main results of this monograph. This involves explaining what the problem of phenomenal unity is, what it is not, how it can be solved, and which solutions have been explored and developed here. Finally, some important topics and problems that have not been investigated in detail are highlighted (e.g., mental action and cognitive phenomenology), thereby offering suggestions for future research.

Keywords:   Phenomenal unity, Consciousness, Mental action, Cognitive Phenomenology

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