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7%OFFThompson, Evan - Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy - 9780231136952 - V9780231136952
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Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy

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Description for Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy Paperback. Num Pages: 496 pages. BIC Classification: HP; PSAN. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 152. .
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 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, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Columbia University Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
496
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780231136952
SKU
V9780231136952
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About Thompson, Evan
Evan Thompson is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author ofColour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception (1995) and Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind (2007) and coauthor of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science ... Read more

Reviews for Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy
In a game-changing book that is both an intellectual tour de force and the courageous statement of a life's ideal, Thompson brilliantly demonstrates how Indian philosophical thought can join forces with the neurosciences to create a new science of the conscious mind. A must-read for anyone who believes that the future of philosophy is crosscultural.
Jonardon Ganeri, University of ... Read more

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