"CONSCIOUSNESS CREATES REALITY". IS THERE A WAY OUT OF THE VERBAL LABYRINTH?

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Transliteration of original Title: 
«Soznanie, tvoryashchee real'nost'» - est' li vykhod iz slovesnogo labirinta?
Author(s): 
Tatiana G. Leshkevich
Southern Federal University
Issue number: 
No.2 (Vol.55)
Pages: 
220-227
Abstract: 

The article provides  analysis of the book by E.V. Zolotukhina-Abolina, substantiating the dominance of the constitutive potential of consciousness. Firstly, it is the selectivity of attention involved in shaping reality. Secondly, the focus is shifted to human reality, conjugating authenticity and fiction found in self-descriptions, describing motivations of the other, "vision of the past". Thirdly, difficulties of understanding the consciousness as subjective reality are discussed. Fourth, the problems of the philosophical language, the differences between academic and non-academic discourses come into view. The idea of "selectivity of attention" as the source of shaping reality is discussed with reference to works by D. Kaneman, U. Naisser, I. Hoffman, J. Kelly, V. Nalimov, S. Grof and also K. Uilber and H. Ferrer. While considering the nature of consciousness, the natural-scientific and humanitarian paradigms are complemented by esoteric.

Keywords: 
consciousness, attention, reality, fiction, language, academic discourse
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DOI: 
10.5840/eps201855240
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