“Radical Disruptions of Self-Consciousness”

Philosophy and the Mind Sciences (PhiMiSci) has published its inaugural issue: a special issue on “Radical disruptions of self-consciousness”, edited by Thomas Metzinger and Raphaël Millière.

This special issue is about something most of us might find hard to conceive: states of consciousness in which self-consciousness is radically disrupted or altogether missing.

Philosophy and the Mind Sciences (PhiMiSci) is a peer-reviewed, not-for-profit open-access journal that is free for authors and readers. PhiMiSci focuses on the interface between philosophy of mind, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.


1) Raphaël Millière, Thomas Metzinger: Radical disruptions of self-consciousness: Editorial introduction

2) George Deane: Dissolving the self: Active inference, psychedelics, and ego-dissolution

3) Sascha Benjamin Fink: Look who’s talking! Varieties of ego-dissolution without paradox

4) Rocco Joseph Gennaro: Cotard syndrome, self-awareness, and I-concepts

5) Chris Letheby: Being for no-one: Psychedelic experience and minimal subjectivity

6) Jakub Limanowski, Karl Friston: Attenuating oneself: An active inference perspective on “selfless” experiences

7) Thomas Metzinger: Minimal phenomenal experience: Meditation, tonic alertness, and the phenomenology of “pure” consciousness

8) Raphaël Millière: The varieties of selflessness

9) Miguel Ángel Sebastián: Perspectival self-consciousness and ego-dissolution: An analysis of (some) altered states of consciousness

10) Wanja Wiese: Breaking the self: Radical disruptions of self-consciousness and impossible conscious experiences


  1. Our conscious experience sometimes is changing to find our we have most of the time to be aware. But a reason of neuroscientist is doing the same question about “radical consciousness” treatment for phobias. If you hold your brain what is mysteriously to happen there’s our unconsciousness which in our thinking is our breakthrough. The problems if there are distruptions in our brain might be related to answer reality in our perceptions.These won’t always be the causes but there’s a two sides of the coin (1) our opportunity to question within that obstacle (2) You want achieve our questions that’s in our brain important to our mindset. It’s difficult if we could not answer and tell them we can control our own brain. Doctor in their timelines have standard of understanding their treatment who are particularly in the state of unconsciousness. Philosopher essence of consciousness is like these in our brain which controls the other ‘autonomic functions’ in our prevention must not rush in judgement. For our discovery it explain the effects if therefore distruptions do not act like our neurotransmitters into our active receptor. Our example what has been contemplated and studied in the cause of our behavioral disturbance as our advice can even become converted in our brain. Defining this ideal could bring out against and let us know what we really want from the cause also as mentioned of above. You would never say “I give a call that I like bound up of the meaning?” if we think again. I want to give our example what if you can’t do? they want to hear your answer. We don’t know ourselves but in contrast what we are questioning how you consider beyond the usual for yourself. We know what we’re up against we want to be for better or worse. That means you own our brain and say “myself” because they can compare what we believe for people. I hate that we don’t react our neuron is to remind us all the books we read influences our thoughts our brain as much we can. I know everything somebody want always to hook my memory how does it affects you? a distruptions it could forms our critical part of our learning experience. How this information in our brain can better be appreciated in the description process of integration. Our brain is very complex it’s sensitive if distorted that was our unconsciousness of reasonable is entirely too loud. Why it becomes radical because it regulate the survival function! According to Erikson’s his theory of  “identity versus role confusion” create a life more consistent feedback in the world. Even in the very definition of the consciousness the brain continues to develop our maturation and capabilities. What do we know of our brain? attributes and manipulate our human intellectual states in the self and others.These are likely our neuroanatomical development which via the “uncinate fasciculus” are quite mentalising our brains. We review this for our neuroscience studies modifications of the brain is important. Metacognitive enabling us to think and say ‘I’m sure’ or ‘I’m doubtful’? unlike this symptoms are the fronto-occipital responding to our understanding and experience not our own. Finally, our human psychopathy of the brain is significant our integrity everytime we find deterioration in social cognition and evidencing in the type of deficits that can cause a malfunction of it. I conclude it’s not barrier but a ‘person’, ‘subject’, or our distinct pattern of our brain measure.However, it is very important that helps us to understand our liking or disliking of a person, thing, or group intellectus (“I really like Ning”; “I dislike my Lani & Imelda”). Most of the time we are being encourage if we perceive “normally” that we have our brain and the effort of maintaining our harmonious interpersonal relationship.
    There are our criteria of our serious mental disorder recorded in our history.

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