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(3 classifications) (9 resources)


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Modern Philosophy (13)
Philosophy of Mind (2)
Philosophy of Science (2)


Resources:
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...
Closer to truth : science, meaning, and the future
Closer to Truth is a series on PBS television looking at some of the most challenging and important advances and discoveries in science. Hosted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, the show brings in promi...
Is compassion an emotion? A cross-cultural exploration of mental typologies
This chapter looks at the question of whether traditional Buddhist typologies of mind are commensurable with the Western concept of emotion. The concept of emotion is, as the author notes, complex and...
Reductionism versus holism : multiple models of the spiritual quest
The transfiguration of ontology through structural coupling, an autopoesis of ego and mediation, produces consequent large-scale changes in human culture. The Web is assuming the role of the collectiv...
Response : passionate about Buddhism : contesting theories of emotion
Do religious traditions produce emotions unique to specific cultural contexts? Answering in the affirmative are variations of constructionism typically associated with postmodernism; answering in the ...
Science, religion, and the human experience
From 2001 to 2003, the University of California, Santa Barbara hosted several prominent scholars, philosophers, and scientists in a series of lectures devoted to the relation between science, religion...
The headless way
"The headless way" arose from the English philosopher Douglas E. Harding's investigation into the question "Who am I?" He began to look at himself from a variety of perspectives, from up close and far...
Visions of compassion : western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature
Visions of Compassion arose out of the 1995 Mind and Life conference entitled "Altruism, Ethics, and and Compassion." The meeting brought together the Dalai Lama with Western neuroscientists, p...
William James and Buddhism : American pragmatism and the orient
Abstract: William James pursued far-ranging enquiries in America across the fields of psychology, philosophy and religious studies between 1890 and 1910. Historical and comparative overlaps emerge bet...

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