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Магическата база на съзнанието
The Magical Basis of Consciousness

Author(s): Liuben Sivilov
Subject(s): Philosophy, Social Sciences, Psychology, Special Branches of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Pschology, Psychology of Self
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: consciousness; magical impression; tolerance; repression;imagination;

Summary/Abstract: The author uses the descriptions of magic in Homer to distinguish between three components of magic: 1) the impression made by magic, which is somewhat similar to the philosophical terms “astonishment”, “amazement”, “surprise”; 2) the capacity for discrimination, which functions similarly to dialectics; 3) its kinship with science, which becomes evident when the achievements of cosmology, art, biopsychology, neurology, are interpreted in a relevant way. Through such an analysis, it becomes easy to identify the magical techniques lying at the basis of human consciousness.

  • Issue Year: XXVIII/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 98-129
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: English, Bulgarian