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The Resource Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment, Robert Wright

Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment, Robert Wright

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Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment
Title
Why Buddhism is true
Title remainder
the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wright
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From one of America?s greatest minds, a journey through psychology, philosophy, and lots of meditation to show how Buddhism holds the key to moral clarity and enduring happiness. Robert Wright famously explained in The Moral Animal how evolution shaped the human brain. The mind is designed to often delude us, he argued, about ourselves and about the world. And it is designed to make happiness hard to sustain. But if we know our minds are rigged for anxiety, depression, anger, and greed, what do we do? Wright locates the answer in Buddhism, which figured out thousands of years ago what scientists are only discovering now. Buddhism holds that human suffering is a result of not seeing the world clearly?and proposes that seeing the world more clearly, through meditation, will make us better, happier people. In Why Buddhism is True, Wright leads readers on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. At once excitingly ambitious and wittily accessible, this is the first book to combine evolutionary psychology with cutting-edge neuroscience to defend the radical claims at the heart of Buddhist philosophy. With bracing honesty and fierce wisdom, it will persuade you not just that Buddhism is true?which is to say, a way out of our delusion?but that it can ultimately save us from ourselves, as individuals and as a species
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Robert
Dewey number
294.3/42
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ4050
LC item number
.W75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhism
Label
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment, Robert Wright
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Publication
Note
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Taking the red pill -- Paradoxes of meditation -- When are feelings illusions? -- Bliss, ecstasy, and more important reasons to meditate -- The alleged nonexistence of your self -- Your CEO is MIA -- The mental modules that run your life -- How thoughts think themselves -- "Self" control -- Encounters with the formless -- The upside of emptiness -- A weedless world -- Like, wow, everything is one (at most) -- Nirvana in a nutshell -- Is enlightenment enlightening? -- Meditation and the unseen order
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781439195451
Lccn
2016041766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn989810980
Label
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment, Robert Wright
Publication
Note
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Taking the red pill -- Paradoxes of meditation -- When are feelings illusions? -- Bliss, ecstasy, and more important reasons to meditate -- The alleged nonexistence of your self -- Your CEO is MIA -- The mental modules that run your life -- How thoughts think themselves -- "Self" control -- Encounters with the formless -- The upside of emptiness -- A weedless world -- Like, wow, everything is one (at most) -- Nirvana in a nutshell -- Is enlightenment enlightening? -- Meditation and the unseen order
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781439195451
Lccn
2016041766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn989810980

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