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Title: Buddhism and science : on the nature of the dialogue
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: José Ignacio Cabezón, 1956-

Description: Buddhist scholar José Cabezón looks at the history of the dialogue between Buddhism and science. He outlines the way Buddhism has been an object of scientific investigation in various ways and the ethical issues involved in this manner of interaction. Buddhism has also figured in discussions on the history of science as the embodiment of an intellectual and ideological tradition in which science never took root, a thesis which, the author suggests, neglects the complexity of exactly how science arose in Europe. In describing the basic themes that have dominated the interaction between Buddhism and science, the author presents a three-fold typology of confilict/ambivalence, identity/similarity, and complementarity. Conflict and ambivalence has been expressed, for example, by Tibetan meditators concerning the findings of modern science. Identity and similarity interactions have taken a variety of forms, some of which assert Buddhism and science are similar both in content and in the methods they employ. Authors arguing for the complementarity of Buddhism and science, while advancing several nuanced perspectives, present a model wherein Buddhism and science each are authorities in separate domains of reality, often with Buddhism knowing about the mind and science the authority on the material world. The author cautions on some of the potential limits of these approaches and, by way of a conclusion, suggests ways in which future dialogue may advance. (Zach Rowinski 2005-01-22)

Publisher Place: New York
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Normalized publisher place: New York, NY
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup
Published Date: 2003
Subject: Science
Buddhist philosophy
Science of mind
Cross-cultural dialogue
Social sciences
Ethics in science
Classification: Buddhism and Science
Cultural Coverage: India
United States
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
21st century CE
Language: English
Series Title: Columbia Series in Science and Religion
Source URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/catalog/data/023112/0231123345.HTM
Source: Buddhism & Science : breaking new ground
Source Editor: B. Alan Wallace
Source Type: Collected Volume (individually authored chapters)
Source Page Numbers: 35-68
Format: Print media (print or manuscript, including PDFs)
Resource Type: Article
Release Flag: OK for viewing
Date Of Record Creation: 2005-01-22 12:02:45
Date Record Checked: 2004-05-20
Date Last Modified: 2006-06-06 11:02:29
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