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Consciousness studies : cross-cultural perspectives

Author: K Ramakrishna Rao
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2002.
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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: Electronic books
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Rao, K. Ramakrishna.
Consciousness studies
(DLC) 2002006092
(OCoLC)49821760
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Ramakrishna Rao
ISBN: 9781476621715 1476621713
OCLC Number: 921847097
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 367 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Part I-Western Tradition --
What It Is Like to Be Conscious --
Primary Awareness --
Paradoxical Awareness and Pathological Awareness --
Paranormal Awareness --
Consciousness, Mind and Intentionality: Philosophical Discussions --
Consciousness, Brain and the New Physics --
Psychologies of Consciousness --
Part II-Eastern Tradition --
Yoga: Royal Road to Higher Consciousness --
Vedanta: A Philosophy of Pure Consciousness --
Buddhism: A Psychology of Consciousness --
When East and West Meet: The Case of Meditation --
Confluence of Two Streams: East-West Sangamam --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by K. Ramakrishna Rao.
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"credible overview...a cross-cultural project...extensive bibliography...comprehensive...recommended"--Journal of Scientific Exploration.

 
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