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Brains, Buddhas, and Believing The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind

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ISBN-10: 0231145470

ISBN-13: 9780231145473

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dan Arnold

List price: $32.00
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Premodern Buddhists are sometimes characterized as veritable "mind scientists" whose insights anticipate modern research on the brain and mind. Aiming to complicate this story, Dan Arnold confronts a significant obstacle to popular attempts at harmonizing classical Buddhist and modern scientific thought: since most Indian Buddhists held that the mental continuum is uninterrupted by death (its continuity is what Buddhists mean by "rebirth"), they would have no truck with the idea that everything about the mental can be explained in terms of brain events. Nevertheless, a predominant stream of Indian Buddhist thought, associated with the seventh-century thinker Dharmakirti, turns out to be…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Dan Arnold is assistant professor of the philosophy of religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School.