A Neurophenomenology of Awe and Wonder

Towards a Non-Reductionist Cognitive Science

  • Shaun Gallagher
  • Lauren Reinerman-Jones
  • Bruce Janz
  • Patricia Bockelman
  • Jörg Trempler

Part of the New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science book series (NDPCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Liftoff: Towards an Exploration of Subjective Experience

    1. Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Bruce Janz, Patricia Bockelman, Jörg Trempler
      Pages 1-16
  3. Studying Awe and Wonder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Bruce Janz, Patricia Bockelman, Jörg Trempler
      Pages 19-34
    3. Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Bruce Janz, Patricia Bockelman, Jörg Trempler
      Pages 35-58
    4. Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Bruce Janz, Patricia Bockelman, Jörg Trempler
      Pages 59-85
    5. Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Bruce Janz, Patricia Bockelman, Jörg Trempler
      Pages 86-111
  4. Insights and Extensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Bruce Janz, Patricia Bockelman, Jörg Trempler
      Pages 115-129
    3. Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Bruce Janz, Patricia Bockelman, Jörg Trempler
      Pages 130-152
    4. Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Bruce Janz, Patricia Bockelman, Jörg Trempler
      Pages 153-173
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 174-199

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a study of the various feelings of awe and wonder experienced by astronauts during space flight. It summarizes the results of two experimental, interdisciplinary studies that employ methods from neuroscience, psychology, phenomenology and simulation technology, and it argues for a non-reductionist approach to cognitive science.

Keywords

Awe wonder emotions space flight astronaut phenomenology neurophenomenology cognitive science simulation reductionism integrative pluralism neuroscience philosophy Plato science

Authors and affiliations

  • Shaun Gallagher
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lauren Reinerman-Jones
    • 3
  • Bruce Janz
    • 3
  • Patricia Bockelman
    • 3
  • Jörg Trempler
    • 4
  1. 1.University of MemphisUSA
  2. 2.University of WollongongAustralia
  3. 3.University of Central FloridaUSA
  4. 4.Humboldt UniversityGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137496058
  • Copyright Information Shaun Gallagher, Lauren Reinerman-Jones, Bruce Janz, Patricia Bockelman, and Jörg Trempler 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55251-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-49605-8
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