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Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic A Manifesto for the Mind Sciences and Contemplative Practice

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ISBN-10: 0231158351

ISBN-13: 9780231158350

Edition: 2013

Authors: B. Alan Wallace

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Renowned Buddhist philosopher B. Alan Wallace reasserts the power of shamatha and vipashyana, traditional Buddhist meditations, to clarify the mind's role in the natural world. Raising profound questions about human nature, free will, and experience versus dogma, Wallace challenges the claim that consciousness is nothing more than an emergent property of the brain with little relation to universal events. Rather, he maintains that the observer is essential to measuring quantum systems and that mental phenomena (however conceived) influence brain function and behavior.Wallace embarks on a two-part mission: to restore human nature and to transcend it. He begins by explaining the value of…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

B. Alan Wallace teaches at the University of California, Santa Barbara.