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Buddhist biology : ancient Eastern wisdom meets modern Western science

Author: David P Barash
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2014 [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"'Buddhist Biology' is a work of unique intellectual synthesis that sheds astonishing light on biology as well as on Buddhism, highlighting the remarkable ways these two perspectives come together, like powerful searchlights that offer complementary and stunning perspectives on the world and our place in it."--

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David P Barash
ISBN: 9780199985562 0199985561
OCLC Number: 839396865
Description: 204 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A science sutra --
Non-self (Anatman) --
Impermanence (Anitya) --
Connectedness (Pratitya-Samutpada) --
Engagement, part 1 (Dukkha) --
Engagement, part 2 (Karma) --
Meaning (existential Biobuddhism?).
Responsibility: David P. Barash.


Compares teachings of Buddhism with principles of modern biology, revealing many significant points of compatibility.  Read more...


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"I'm skeptical of attempts to reconcile religion with science. At worst the two are incompatible. At best the reconciliation seems superfluous: why bother, why not just go straight for the science? Read more...

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