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Scandalous ethics : infinite presence with suffering
Below is the author's own abstract of an essay included in the book Between Ourselves: Second-person Issues in the Study of Consciousness. This book is actually a special issue of the Journa...
The scientific and spiritual implications of psychic abilities
Since ancient times, spiritual teachers have described paths and practices that a person could follow to achieve health, happiness, and peace of mind. Considerable recent research has indicated that a...
Wisdom traditions and the ways of reduction
The book On Becoming Aware seeks a disciplined and practical approach to exploring human experience. While much of the book draws its inspiration from the phenomenological theories of Husserl,...
On becoming aware : a pragmatics of experiencing
Drawing its main source of inspiration from a naturalized interpretation of Husserlian phenomenology, On Becoming Aware: A Pragmatics of Experiencing attempts to examine closely the nature of e...
Investigating the mind [videorecording] : session 1 : attention & cognitive control
On a September weekend in 2003 at M.I.T., psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers met with the Dalai Lama and Buddhists scholars to discuss Buddhist and scientific perspectives on attention, ...
The Buddhist tradition of samatha : methods for refining and examing consciousness
Samatha is a Buddhist meditative technique for the refinement of attention. Here, expert in the study and practice of samatha, B. Alan Wallace, outlines the nature and purpose of samatha, the various...
The gesture of awareness : an account of its structural dynamics
This article proposes a description of the structural dynamics of the act of becoming aware based on the phenomenological method of épochè (or reduction), but also incorporating observations from ps...
A cognitive science dialogue : consciousness East and West
Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallace and contemporary philosopher of mind John Searle join for a discussion and debate on Buddhist and Western approaches to a science of consciousness. Wallace, who's app...
Paying attention to consciousness
Within the interdisciplinary study of consciousness in the cognitive sciences and philosophy, the author argues for greater emphasis on the study of attention. Drawing upon biological, psychological, ...
Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind
Creator's Description: In the recent, burgeoning discourse on Buddhist thought and cognitive science, premodern Buddhists are sometimes characterized as veritable “mind scientists” whose in...
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