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Twelve Examples of Illusion

Author: Jan Westerhoff
Publisher: Cary Oxford University Press, USA 2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tibetan Buddhist writings frequently state that many of the things we perceive in the world are in fact illusory, as illusory as echoes or mirages. In Twelve Examples of Illusion, Jan Westerhoff offers an engaging look at a dozen illusions--including magic tricks, dreams, rainbows, and reflections in a mirror--showing how these phenomena can give us insight into reality. For instance, he offers a fascinating  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Westerhoff
ISBN: 9780195387353 019538735X 9780199750917 0199750912
OCLC Number: 927985776
Description: 1 online resource (208 Seiten)
Contents: INTRODUCTION; REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING

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The book is a popular discussion of different kinds of illusion from the perspectives of philosophy, cognitive science, and Buddhist thought. The book discusses examples of illusion (magical tricks,  Read more...

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This is a very original and challenging presentation of ideas which will benefit from multiple readings. * Peggy Morgan, Study of Religion at Mansfield College *

 
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