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The Monk and the philosopher: a father and son discuss the meaning of life

Author: Revel, Jean-Francois ; Ricard, Matthieu ; Canti, John, translationPublisher: Schocken Books, 1999.Language: EnglishDescription: 351 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0805211039Type of document: Book
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Book Europe Campus
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Print BL51 .R48 1999
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Available 001226830
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The Monk and the Philosopher A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life Contents Foreword by Jack Miles vii Introduction xxi 1 From Scientific Research to Spiritual Quest 3 2 Religion or Philosophy? 24 3 The Ghost in the Black Box 53 4 A Science of the Mind 83 5 Looking for Reality: Buddhist Metaphysics 118 6 Acting on the World and Acting on Oneself 149 7 Buddhism and the West 171 8 Religious and Secular Spirituality 189 9 Tracing Violence to Its Sources 202 10 Wisdom, Science, and Politics 214 11 The Red Flag on the Roof of the World 232 12 Buddhism: Decline and Renaissance 245 13 Faith, Ritual, and Superstition 255 14 Buddhism and Death 263 15 The Supremacy of the Individual 277 16 Buddhism and Psychoanalysis 294 17 Cultural Influences and Spiritual Tradition 303 18 Progress and Novelty 306 19 The Monk's Questions to the Philosopher 319 The Philosopher's Conclusion 342 The Monk's Conclusion 348

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