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Гуманитарные наукиVisions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature

Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature
Название: Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature
Автор: Richard J. Davidson, Anne Harrington
Издательство: Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Год: December 6, 2001
Формат: pdf
Размер: 800 kb
Язык: английский
ISBN-10: 019513043X
ISBN-13: 978-0195130430

This book examines how Western behavioral science--which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature--holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the human potential for altruism, empathy, and compassion. Resulting from a meeting between the Dalai Lama, leading Western scholars, and a group of Tibetan monks, this volume includes excerpts from these extraordinary dialogues as well as engaging essays exploring points of difference and overlap between the two perspectives.

Review

"The virtues discussed in this book need to be brought more to the foreground in society; indeed, the survival of the human race may depend on it."--Contemporary Psychology, APA Review of Books

"This is a work that will be accessible for undergraduates and graduates with an interest in ethics, altruism, Buddhist spiritual practice, evolutions, and neuro-psychologyThe essays are fully referenced, serving as a valuable resource for further reflectionI heartily recommend this work to individuals interested in the emerging dialogue among religion, spirituality and science."--Religious Studies Review, Harvey B. Aronson

About the Author

Richard J. Davidson is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin. He is co-author or editor of seven books and is a Core Member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mind-Body Interactions. Anne Harrington is Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. She is the Associate Director of the Harvard University Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative and a Core Member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mind-Body Interactions.

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