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Ten Zen questions

Author: Susan J Blackmore
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This groundbreaking book sees acclaimed psychologist Susan Blackmore combining the latest scientific theories about mind, self, and consciousness, with a lifetime's practice of Zen." "Alongside her research on consciousness and memes, Susan Blackmore has been practising Zen for over twenty-five years; not as a Buddhist, but as a scientist who longs to understand the mind. Many neuroscientists and philosophers  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan J Blackmore
ISBN: 9781851686421 1851686428
OCLC Number: 288986339
Description: 181 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Falling into Zen --
problem of consciousness --
1. Am I conscious now? --
2. What was I conscious of a moment ago? --
3. Who is asking the question? --
4. Where is this? --
5. How does thought arise? --
6. There is no time. What is memory? --
7. When are you? --
8. Are you here now? --
9. What am I doing? --
10. What happens next? --
Being conscious --
Response of a Zen Master.
Responsibility: Susan Blackmore.

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Combining the theories about mind, self and consciousness with the mentally expansive practices of Zen, this work seeks to tackle, if not solve, such bewildering questions as: Am I conscious now?  Read more...

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"I do recommend this book both to Susan Blackmore's many admirers and her detractors." * Journal of Consciousness Studies * "Should be compulsory reading for anyone in consciousness studies and Read more...

 
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