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The Resource Why I am not a Buddhist, Evan Thompson

Why I am not a Buddhist, Evan Thompson

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Why I am not a Buddhist
Title
Why I am not a Buddhist
Statement of responsibility
Evan Thompson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A provocative essay challenging the idea of Buddhist exceptionalism, from one of the world's most widely respected philosophers and writers on Buddhism and science. Buddhism has become a uniquely favored religion in our modern age. A burgeoning number of books extol the scientifically proven benefits of meditation and mindfulness for everything ranging from business to romance. There are conferences, courses, and celebrities promoting the notion that Buddhism is spirituality for the rational; compatible with cutting-edge science; indeed, "a science of the mind." In this provocative book, Evan Thompson argues that this representation of Buddhism is false. In lucid and entertaining prose, Thompson dives deep into both Western and Buddhist philosophy to explain how the goals of science and religion are fundamentally different. Efforts to seek their unification are wrongheaded and promote mistaken ideas of both. He suggests cosmopolitanism instead, a worldview with deep roots in both Eastern and Western traditions. Smart, sympathetic, and intellectually ambitious, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in Buddhism's place in our world today
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10844275
Cataloging source
YDX
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Thompson, Evan
Dewey number
294.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhism and science
  • Buddhism
Label
Why I am not a Buddhist, Evan Thompson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The myth of Buddhist exceptionalism -- Is Buddhism true? -- No self? Not so fast -- Mindfulness mania -- The rhetoric of enlightenment -- Cosmopolitanism and conversation
Control code
on1090436387
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780300226553
Lccn
2019940800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090436387
Label
Why I am not a Buddhist, Evan Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The myth of Buddhist exceptionalism -- Is Buddhism true? -- No self? Not so fast -- Mindfulness mania -- The rhetoric of enlightenment -- Cosmopolitanism and conversation
Control code
on1090436387
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780300226553
Lccn
2019940800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090436387

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