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Meditations of a Buddhist skeptic : a manifesto for the mind sciences and contemplative practice

Author: B Alan Wallace
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B Alan Wallace
ISBN: 9780231158343 0231158343 0231158351 9780231158350
OCLC Number: 707626644
Description: xi, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: skepticism in Buddhism and science --
1. Restoring our human nature --
Toward a revolution in the mind sciences --
Buddhism and science: confrontation and collaboration --
Buddhism and the mind sciences --
A three-dimensional science of mind --
Restoring meaning to the universe --
What makes us human? Scientific and Buddhist views --
Achieving free will --
2. Transcending our human nature --
Buddhist radical empiricism --
From agnosticism to gnosticism --
A Buddhist model of optimal mental health --
Mindfulness in the mind sciences and in Buddhism --
Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Indian Buddhist tradition --
Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Dzogchen tradition --
Epilogue: the many worlds of Buddhism and science.
Responsibility: B. Alan Wallace.
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The suggestion brought to the fore by Flanagan and Wallace-that Buddhism may be a source of insight in these areas-is a welcome and tantalizing one. -- Daniel Stoljar Nature This book is a stirring Read more...

 
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