Part I. Western Philosophies of Consciousness
1. Major Contributions
2. Complementary Contributions
From Intentionality to Consciousness: Searle
Degrees of Consciousness: Crosby
Further Clarifications: Helminiak
The Affective Side: Morelli
3. Accounts of Mystical Consciousness
Forman on Pure Consciousness Events
The Realm of Transcendence According to Lonergan
Moore on the "How" of Consciousness
Price on Bare Consciousness
Granfield on the Mystical Difference
Part II. Three Classics
4. Plotinus: Consciousness beyond Consciousness
A Grand Worldview
Intellect's Share in the Good
What Happens beyond Consciousness?
No Blackout and Yet No Self-Consciousness
Ecstasy, or Enstasy?
5. Eckhart: When Human Consciousness Becomes Divine Consciousness
The Emptiness of the Human Intellect
A Detached Love without a Why
Is the Soul Equated with God?
The Soul's Breakthrough to the Godhead
6. Schleiermacher: Consciousness as Feeling
Prereflective and Reflective Consciousness
Three Kinds of Consciousness
Part III. A Dialogue with Zen Philosophy
7. Western Views of the Self
Arguing against the Self
Arguing for the Self
Transcending the Self
8. Japanese Views of the Self
9. Some Western Views of Nothingness
Plotinus and Eckhart
Nishitani Interpreter of Plotinus, Eckhart, and Heidegger
10. Japanese Views of Nothingness
Nishitani's Approach to Nihilism
Nishitani's Characterization of "Absolute Nothingness"
Hisamatsu's Characterization of "Oriental Nothingness"