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Consciousness quest : where East meets West : on mind, meditation, and neural correlates

Author: J P Das
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Consciousness is an active area of both philosophical debates and scientific research. This book presents an introduction to scientific thinking and research on consciousness and at the same time  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J P Das
ISBN: 9788132113492 8132113497
OCLC Number: 868982203
Description: xix, 307 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / by K. Ramakrishna Rao --
Preface and acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Concept of consciousness and Indian theories of mind --
Cognition, neuropsychology, and consciousness --
Experience of consciousness : eastern phenomenology --
Explanations from neuroscience --
Consciousness and meditation : at the intersection of eastern traditions --
And neuroscience --
Foundations of mindfulness --
Interpretations of mindfulness --
A comparison of two cognitive processing models : the Abhidhamma and PASS --
Contemporary western research : from Julian Jaynes to Eckhart Tolle --
Talking about consciousness, self-knowledge, access, and sentience --
Materialism and behaviorism in eastern philosophy and western psychology --
Material basis of consciousness --
Origin and uses of consciousness : in the beginning is its end --
Hard problems : legacy of ancient times --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: J.P. Das.

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