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Интенционалност и съзнание: опит за разбулване на мистичното преживяване като ординарно неинтенционално съзнание
Intentionality and Consciousness: An Attempt for Revelation of Mystical Experience as Ordinary Unintentional Consciousness

Author(s): Petar Radoev Dimkov
Subject(s): Philosophy, Psychology, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions, Social Philosophy, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Philosophy of Mind, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Self, Phenomenology
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: sensible world; supersensible world; consciousness; ethical life; speculation

Summary/Abstract: Perhaps the most widely accepted definition of consciousness is the one that it has an intentional directedness: it is a consciousness of something, an objective consciousness (Brentano, Husserl). Husserl speaks of the existence of such contents of consciousness, which are objectless, unintentional. Mystical experience is a concept which includes idiosyncratic experiences of union with a deity or a principle, a union with a variety of unique traits. In this article, an attempt is made to define mystical experience as an experience which consists of unintentional content of consciousness. In this way, mystical experience can be demystified and revealed as an ordinary state of consciousness, a consciousness inherent only to man. The positives of the experience are not negated but rather from the theoretical perspective of the discipline of neurotheology mystical experience is defined as an ordinary human state, even in the face of the difficulties of its definition and description.

  • Issue Year: 26/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 313-321
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian