Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain. Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream,… (more)

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Walking through the wreckage of a thousand atheism-versus-religion debates, he asks us to do something truly radical and withhold judgment on the big (perhaps unanswerable) metaphysical questions as we carry out our explorations.


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Publisher: Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9780231137096

Language: English


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