Landscapes of the Mind: The Faces of Reality

By Lawrence LeShan

From the publisher’s website: What Linneaus did for biology, LeShan does for human consciousness and behaviour — provide a classification system for aspects and states of consciousness. This framework contains both the objective and subjective aspects of life and shows that they can be intelligibly connected. 

 

Table of Contents:

 

You and Your World Pictures: How Things Are and Work

Consciousness and World Pictures

The First Classification System: The Realms of Consciousness

The Realms of a World Picture

Some Implications of the Classification System: Technology and World Pictures

Dealing with the World Pictures of Terrorists: The Problem of Fundamentalism

World Pictures and the Structure of Consciousness

The Realms of Consciousness and our Frequent, Strange and Inconsistent Behavior

The Roads To Truth

The New Beginning 

Appendix I — Where Does Consciousness Come From?

Appendix II — A Dialogue Concerning World Pictures

 

Lawrence LeShan published his first professional paper in 1942. Since then he has authored over 150 papers and 20 books, which have been translated into 19 languages. He holds a PhD in Human development from the University of Chicago, has taught at various universities and has lectured and given seminars widely in this country, Europe and elsewhere. He has worked as a research psychologist for over 60 years including six years as a psychologist in the U.S. Army.


Landscapes of the Mind. Eirini Press, August 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0979998980

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