Announcement: New Electronic Magazine 'Psyche'.
I am interested in starting up a electronic magazine
exploring broad issues relating to consciousness and the
mind. I hope to explore these issues in an interdisciplinary
way - using approaches and insights from psychology,
philosophy, anthropology, computer science and mathematics.
Examples of some of the general areas that Psyche will cover
are: the mind-body problem; altered-states-of-consciousness;
psychoactive drugs; shamanism; dream states; hypnosis;
artificial intelligence; meditative states; ecstatic
religious states; blindsight; language and mind.
In an attempt to offer a grounding in some of the central
themes of Psyche, major review articles of influential
ideas/books/movements will also be solicited. Examples of
what these might be are: John Searle's Chinese Room Problem;
Daniel Dennett's book 'Consciousness Explained'; Gordon
Wasson's theories regarding Soma; Roger Penrose's book 'The
Emperor's New Mind'.
While Psyche will not be peer-reviewed this does not mean
that it will become a haven for New Age/Lunatic Fringe ideas.
I have just completed a BSc Honours majoring in psychology,
and I am currently studying the way the brain codes the
position of objects. I would like to balance by skills with
others and so am particularly interested in getting in
contact with people with backgrounds in either computer
science, philosophy or anthropology to act as sub/co-editors.
While the date is obviously tentative I would like to get the
first issue of Psyche out by March 1993. It will be produced
in ASCII and hopefully postscript. As tends to be the nature
of electronic journals clarity, rather than length, will be a
critical factor in deciding which articles are accepted.
So if your interested in: helping, supplying copy,
subscribing (at least for the first edition), or simply
offering advice please contact me directly at the address
below. In your reply please let me know where you read about
x91007 at phillip.edu.au