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By B. Alan Wallace

By developing a discussion during which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity communicate to the theories of recent philosophy and technology, B. Alan Wallace unearths the theoretical similarities underlying those disparate disciplines and their unified method of making feel of the target international.

Wallace starts off by means of exploring the connection among Christian and Buddhist meditative practices. He outlines a series of meditations the reader can adopt, exhibiting that, notwithstanding Buddhism and Christianity range of their trust platforms, their tools of cognitive inquiry supply comparable perception into the character and origins of cognizance.

From this convergence Wallace then connects the ways of up to date cognitive technology, quantum mechanics, and the philosophy of the brain. He hyperlinks Buddhist and Christian perspectives to the provocative philosophical theories of Hilary Putnam, Charles Taylor, and Bas van Fraassen, and he seamlessly contains the paintings of such physicists as Anton Zeilinger, John Wheeler, and Stephen Hawking. Combining a concrete research of conceptions of cognizance with a advisor to cultivating mindfulness and profound contemplative perform, Wallace takes the clinical and highbrow mapping of the brain in fascinating new directions.

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