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Buddhism & science : a guide for the perplexed

Author: Donald S Lopez, Jr.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Series: Buddhism and modernity.
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"Beginning in the nineteenth century and continuing to the present day, both Buddhists and admirers of Buddhism have proclaimed the compatibility of Buddhism and science. Their assertions have ranged from modest claims about the efficacy of meditation for mental health to grander declarations that the Buddha himself anticipated the theories of relativity, quantum physics and the big bang more than two millennia  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald S Lopez, Jr.
ISBN: 9780226493121 0226493121
OCLC Number: 214322819
Description: xiii, 264 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: First there is a mountain --
Buddhism and the science of race --
Two Tibetans --
The science of Buddhism --
The meaning of meditation --
Conclusion: measuring the aura.
Series Title: Buddhism and modernity.
Other Titles: Buddhism and science
Responsibility: Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
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Both practitioners and admirers of Buddhism have proclaimed its compatibility with science. This book explores how and why these two seemingly disparate modes of understanding the inner and outer  Read more...

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