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Bodhisattva's Brain Buddhism Naturalized

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ISBN-10: 0262016044

ISBN-13: 9780262016049

Edition: 2011

Authors: Owen J. Flanagan

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If we are material beings living in a material world--and all the scientific evidence suggests that we are--then we must find existential meaning, if there is such a thing, in this physical world. We must cast our lot with the natural rather than the supernatural. Many Westerners with spiritual (but not religious) inclinations are attracted to Buddhism--almost as a kind of moral-mental hygiene. But, as Owen Flanagan points out in The Bodhisattva's Brain, Buddhism is hardly naturalistic. Atheistic when it comes to a creator god, Buddhism is otherwise opulently polytheistic, with spirits, protector deities, ghosts, and evil spirits. Its beliefs include karma, rebirth, nirvana, and nonphysical…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 8/12/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Owen Flanagan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy. His books include Varieties of Moral Personality (1991), Consciousness Reconsidered (1992), The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World (2007), and The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized (2011).