There Is an ‘Unconscious,’ but It May Well Be Conscious


" Depth psychology finds empirical validation today in a variety of observations that suggest the presence of causally effective mental processes outside conscious experience. I submit that this is due to misinterpretation of the observations: the subset of consciousness called “meta-consciousness” in the literature is often mistaken for consciousness proper, thereby artificially creating space for an “unconscious.” The implied hypothesis is that all mental processes may in fact be conscious, the appearance of unconsciousness arising from our dependence on self-reflective introspection for gauging awareness." {Credits 1}

{Credits 1} 🎪 Kastrup B. (2017). There Is an 'Unconscious,' but It May Well Be Conscious. Europe's journal of psychology, 13(3), 559–572. doi:10.5964/ejop.v13i3.1388. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license.


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