2015/05/02 Fu Jen Univ. Talk

PPT for Fu Jen Univ. Talk:  20150502.FJU
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In his seminal book Flow, Csikszentmihalyi described the experience of close interaction with some Other. Its Chinese translator interpreted it as Big Self, which is a Buddhist term too.  This early concept finally developed into cosmic self / quantum self in Csikszentmihalyi’s following volume The Evolving Self. Inspired by it, Flow can be understood as the lasting self beyond the short-term memory period. Daniel Dennett’s Multiple Drafts Model regarded self as the derivative on the gravity center of parallel narrative contents. This talk tried to extend the model to deliberate the stable and lasting gravity center of lengthy narratives and the conscious contents themselves exceeding body limits. Furthermore, the three selves defined on current / flow / eternity are found isomorphic to Seligman’s triple happy lives of pleasure / engagement / meaningfulness in positive psychology.

張定綺之 Flow 中譯本「當下的幸福」以佛教詞匯「大我」意譯原文之  (close interaction with)  some Other,註意到原著此概念雖未明文而呼之欲出,終以 cosmic self / quantum self 二詞見於原作者後出之著作 The Evolving Self。此概念啟發將 Flow 體驗主體解讀為跨越短時記憶時間限度穩定延續之意識自我。如依據 Daniel Dennett 之 Multiple Drafts Model,意識自我派生于多重並行第一人稱敘述內容重心。筆者嘗試將該模型之短時記憶時間限度擴展,以延續時間多重並行敘述內容之高度一致性解讀心流。推而廣之,以敘述內容重心超越日常生活身體限度解讀「大我」。進而,以短時記憶時間限度、持續時間、超越時間限度之三種意識自我解讀Seligman積極心理學之愉悅、沈浸 (engagement) 、意義三重幸福框架。