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Title: On becoming aware : a pragmatics of experiencing
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Francisco J. Varela, 1946-2001
Natalie Depraz
Pierre Vermersch


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 experience and how we may become aware of our own mental life. The authors also focus on how this project fits into the larger context of cognitive science, psychology, neurosciences, and philosophy. Additional partners in the effort to better understand experience are the contemplative systems of the world's spiritual or wisdom traditions, including particularly that of Buddhism.

Book includes three separate glossaries of technical terms in phenomenology, the cognitive sciences, and Tibetan Buddhism. (Zach Rowinski 2005-01-17)

Publisher Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Normalized publisher place: Philadelphia, PA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/welcome.cgi
Published Date: 2003
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=AiCR%2043
Subject: Dzokchen (rdzogs chen)
Vajrayāna Buddhism
Abhidharma (chos mngon pa)
Phenomenological reduction
Mahāmudrā (phyag rgya chen po)
Mahāyāna Buddhism
Lojong (blo sbyong)
Hīnayāna Buddhism
Classification: Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Tibetan Buddhism
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Vajrayāna Buddhism
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Calm Abiding (zhi gnas, śamatha)
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Insight Meditation (lhag mthong, vipaśyanā)
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Mindfulness Meditation
Buddhism and Science -- Buddhism -- Contemplative Practices -- Dzokchen (rdzogs chen)
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Cognitive Science
Buddhism and Science -- International Science -- Cognitive Science -- Consciousness Studies
Buddhism and Science -- Related Humanities -- Philosophy -- Modern Philosophy -- Phenomenology
Cultural Coverage: Euro-American
Temporal coverage: 20th century CE
21st century CE
Language: English
Interface Language: English
Series Title: Advances in Consciousness Research
Series editor: Maxim I. Stamenov
Series 2 editor:

Table of Contents: Introduction: a guide to the perplexed -- Pt. 1. The structural dynamics of becoming aware : 1. The basic cycle ; 2. The structure of a session ; 3. Surrounding events -- pt. 2. The motivations for the study of experiencing : 4. The cognitive sciences / F.J. Varela ; 5. Concerning practice / N. Depraz, F. J. Varela, P. Vermesch ; 6. The philosophical challenge / N. Depraz ; 7. Wisdom traditions and the ways of reduction / N. Depraz & F.J. Varela -- Open conclusion -- Postface -- References -- Glossary of terms -- Index

ISBN/ISSN: 9027251673 (Eur.) 9027251630 (Eur.) 1588112438 (US hb : alk. paper) 1588112160 (US pb : alk. paper)

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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-03-21 13:03:03
Date Record Checked: 2005-03-21
Date Last Modified: 2005-12-22 11:20:05
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