B. Alan Wallace
Publisher: Columbia University Press (April 15, 2003)
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Buddhism and technological know-how brings jointly wonderful philosophers, Buddhist students, physicists, and cognitive scientists to check the contrasts and connections among the worlds of Western technology and jap spirituality. This compilation used to be encouraged through a guideline made by way of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, himself one of many participants, after one in every of a sequence of cross-cultural medical dialogues in Dharamsala, India, subsidized via the brain and existence Institute. different members corresponding to William L. Ames, Matthieu Ricard, and Stephen LaBerge determine not just the end result of inquiry from East and West but in addition make clear the underlying assumptions of those disparate worldviews. Their essays creatively handle a extensive diversity of issues: from quantum theory's extraordinary affinities with the Buddhist suggestion of vacancy, to the expanding desire within the West for a extra contemplative technological know-how attuned to the first-person research of the brain, to the $64000 ways that the mental examine of "lucid dreaming" maps related terrain to the cultivation of the Tibetan Buddhist self-discipline of dream yoga. Reflecting its good selection of themes, Buddhism and technology is created from 3 sections. the 1st provides old overviews of the engagements among Buddhism and smooth technological know-how or, relatively, how Buddhism and glossy technological know-how have outlined, rivaled, or complemented each other. the second one describes the methods Buddhism and the cognitive sciences tell one another; the 3rd addresses issues of intersection among Buddhism and the actual sciences. at the broadest point this paintings illuminates how alternative ways of exploring the character of human id, the brain, and the universe at huge can improve and enlighten each other.
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