Beyond the Self

Beyond the Self

Conversations Between Buddhism and Neuroscience

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Buddhism shares with science the task of examining the mind empirically; it has pursued, for two millennia, direct investigation of the mind through penetrating introspection. Neuroscience, on the other hand, relies on third-person knowledge in the form of scientific observation. In this book, Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk trained as a molecular biologist, and Wolf Singer, a distinguished neuroscientist—close friends, continuing an ongoing dialogue—offer their perspectives on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, epistemology, meditation, and neuroplasticity.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780262036948
Branch Call Number: 294.3366128 RICAR
Characteristics: x, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Singer, W. (Wolf), - Author
Alternative Title: Cerveau & méditation. English


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