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Consciousness studies : cross-cultural perspectives

Author: K Ramakrishna Rao
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This cross-cultural examination first explores the varieties of conscious experience and reflects on the attempts to understand and explain consciousness in the Western scholarly and scientific tradition. The second section deals with Eastern spiritual traditions and how they differ from and complement the Western viewpoints. In the final chapters the two traditions are reconciled for a comprehensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rao, K. Ramakrishna.
Consciousness studies.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K Ramakrishna Rao
ISBN: 0786422785 9780786422784
OCLC Number: 1058051367
Description: 376 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I. Western Tradition --
Ch. 1. What It Is Like to Be Conscious --
Ch. 2. Primary Awareness --
Ch. 3. Paradoxical Awareness and Pathological Awareness --
Ch. 4. Paranormal Awareness --
Ch. 5. Consciousness, Mind and Intentionality: Philosophical Discussions --
Ch. 6. Consciousness, Brain and the New Physics --
Ch. 7. Psychologies of Consciousness --
pt. II. Eastern Tradition --
Ch. 8. Yoga: Royal Road to Higher Consciousness --
Ch. 9. Vedanta: A Philosophy of Pure Consciousness --
Ch. 10. Buddhism: A Psychology of Consciousness --
Ch. 11. When East and West Meet: The Case of Meditation --
Ch. 12. Confluence of Two Streams: East-West Sangamam.
Responsibility: K. Ramakrishna Rao.
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"This cross-cultural examination first explores the varieties of conscious experience and reflects on the attempts to understand and explain consciousness in the Western scholarly and scientific tradition. The second section deals with Eastern spiritual traditions and how they differ from and complement the Western viewpoints. In the final chapters the two traditions are reconciled for a comprehensive understanding."--Jacket.

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