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Beyond The Self

Author : Matthieu Ricard
ISBN : 9780262343039
Genre : Science
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Converging and diverging views on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, perception, meditation, and other topics. Buddhism shares with science the task of examining the mind empirically; it has pursued, for two millennia, direct investigation of the mind through penetrating introspection. Neuroscience, on the other hand, relies on third-person knowledge in the form of scientific observation. In this book, Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk trained as a molecular biologist, and Wolf Singer, a distinguished neuroscientist—close friends, continuing an ongoing dialogue—offer their perspectives on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, epistemology, meditation, and neuroplasticity. Ricard and Singer's wide-ranging conversation stages an enlightening and engaging encounter between Buddhism's wealth of experiential findings and neuroscience's abundance of experimental results. They discuss, among many other things, the difference between rumination and meditation (rumination is the scourge of meditation, but psychotherapy depends on it); the distinction between pure awareness and its contents; the Buddhist idea (or lack of one) of the unconscious and neuroscience's precise criteria for conscious and unconscious processes; and the commonalities between cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation. Their views diverge (Ricard asserts that the third-person approach will never encounter consciousness as a primary experience) and converge (Singer points out that the neuroscientific understanding of perception as reconstruction is very like the Buddhist all-discriminating wisdom) but both keep their vision trained on understanding fundamental aspects of human life.
Category: Science

Beyond The Self

Author : Paul Standish
ISBN : UOM:39015024992243
Genre : Philosophy
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This book explores contrasting conceptions of "language and its limits". Aspects of the prevailing positivism are criticized and this extends to an examination of the wayward use of language in education (with particular reference to the language of curriculum planning and policy making). The account of language provides the basis for a critique of contemporary ideas of the self. This in turn leads to a challenging of the centrality of agency and of the idea of autonomy. The positive thesis is an elaboration of the idea of receptiveness and the transcendence of the self in terms particularly of humility, attention and wonder. The book draws on the work of Heidegger and Wittgenstein, and explores much neglected aspects of their relationship.
Category: Philosophy

Beyond The Self

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781935209423
Genre : Philosophy
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One of the Buddha's most central ideas is the importance of transcending "either/or" thinking to avoid the trap of extremist views. In Beyond the Self Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we can find tranquility by embracing all aspects of life, instead of focusing on what we like and dislike. The book contains Nhat Hanh's original translation of the Sutra on the Middle Way, as well as his commentary on how we can use this teaching to better understand how to navigate our difficulties and find peace of mind. By changing how we see the world, Beyond the Self helps us transform ourselves.
Category: Philosophy

Beyond The Self

Author : Mario C. Salvador
ISBN : 8412014332
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Beyond The Self

Author : Paul Barrows
ISBN : NYPL:33433042841621
Genre : Consciousness
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Showcases the author's vision of consciousness and human spirituality within the framework of modern science. The text argues that the two fields are not diametrically opposed, but aspects of the same world view.
Category: Consciousness

Beyond Self Interest

Author : Jane J. Mansbridge
ISBN : 0226503607
Genre : Philosophy
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A dramatic transformation has begun in the way scholars think about human nature. Political scientists, psychologists, economists, and evolutionary biologists are beginning to reject the view that human affairs are shaped almost exclusively by self-interest—a view that came to dominate social science in the last three decades. In Beyond Self-Interest, leading social scientists argue for a view of individuals behavior and social organization that takes into account the powerful motivations of duty, love, and malevolence. Economists who go beyond "economic man," psychologists who go beyond stimulus-response, evolutionary biologists who go beyond the "selfish gene," and political scientists who go beyond the quest for power come together in this provocative and important manifesto. The essays trace, from the ancient Greeks to the present, the use of self-interest to explain political life. They investigate the differences between self-interest and the motivations of duty and love, showing how these motivations affect behavior in "prisoners' dilemma" interactions. They generate evolutionary models that explain how altruistic motivations escape extinction. They suggest ways to model within one individual the separate motivations of public spirit and self-interest, investigate public spirit and self-interest, investigate public spirit in citizen and legislative behavior, and demonstrate that the view of democracy in existing Constitutional interpretations is not based on self-interest. They advance both human evil and mothering as alternatives to self-interest, this last in a penetrating feminist critique of the "contract" model of human interaction.
Category: Philosophy

Beyond The Self

Author : Thich Nhat Hanh
ISBN : 9781937006020
Genre : Religion
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One of the Buddha's most central ideas is the importance of transcending "either/or" thinking to avoid the trap of extremist views. In Beyond the Self Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we can find tranquility by embracing all aspects of life, instead of focusing on what we like and dislike. The book contains Nhat Hanh's original translation of the Sutra on the Middle Way, as well as his commentary on how we can use this teaching to better understand how to navigate our difficulties and find peace of mind. By changing how we see the world, Beyond the Self helps us transform ourselves.
Category: Religion

Beyond The Self

Author : Kailash Vajpeyi
ISBN : UOM:39015013319069
Genre : English literature
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Beyond The Self Managing School

Author : Brian Caldwell
ISBN : 9781135718015
Genre : Education
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The broad approach of local management of schools or self-managing schools is now widely accepted. In Britain, there is even consensus between the three major political parties that the approach should be continued and extended. A key issue, though, is what comes next for self- managing schools? Drawing on their work and experience in research consultancy, Caldwell and Spinks examine the way in which education is changing, and outline what is desirable and workable for schools today, with clear guidelines for policy-makers and practitioners. The focus is specifically on the school, the classroom, the student, and the future of learning in society. Practitioners will find this book immediately accessible and useful.
Category: Education

Phenomenology And Beyond The Self And Its Language

Author : H.A. Durfee
ISBN : 0792305116
Genre : Philosophy
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It has been a constant intention of the series of AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS IN PHILOSOPHY to present to the philosophical reader books which probed the frontiers of contemporary philosophy. That intention remains true of the following volume, which offers an international dialogue regarding the phenomenological program and succeeding movements. Early in this Series we tried, as well, to initiate philosophical discussion across serious boundaries and barriers which have characterized contemporary reflection. That theme also continued in the original essays presented herein. With the publication of this fifth volume in the Series we have crossed something of a minor milestone in our endeavor, and are appreciative of the kind welcome with which we have been received by the readers. We wish to thank sincerely the contributors to this volume for their helpful and willing cooperation. We also wish to thank Ms. Irmgard Scherer for her translation of Professor Apel's paper, as well as Professor Apel himself for reviewing this translation. We are also pleased to thank the Office of the Dean of the College Of Arts And Sciences and especially Dean Betty T. Bennett, for a grant for typing, as well as Ms. Mary H. Wason for her fine typing skills and her kind cooperation.
Category: Philosophy

Beyond Self

Author : Un Ko
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028963580
Genre : Poetry
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Korea's premier poet, the former Buddhist monk Ko Un, presents 108 Zen poems. From these poems we can taste hear, smell and see the life of Ko Un, who is affectionately called "the great mountain peak" by his friends.
Category: Poetry

The Self

Author : Paul C. Vitz
ISBN : UOM:39015063367679
Genre : Religion
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The peculiar dilemma of the self in our era has been noted by a wide range of writers, even as they have emphasized different aspects of that dilemma, such as the self’s alienation, disorientation, inflation, or fragmentation. In The Self: Beyond the Postmodern Crisis, Paul C. Vitz and Susan M. Felch bring together scholars from the disciplines of psychology, philosophy, theology, literature, biology, and physics to address the inadequacies of modern and postmodern selves and, ultimately, to suggest what an alternative, “transmodern” account of the self might look like. The transmodern self, the editors argue, acknowledges meaning and purpose transcending the individual. In other words, it reflects an understanding of the human person that is not only intimately connected with the Judeo-Christian tradition but also rejects the twin delusions of absolute autonomy and cosmic meaninglessness that mark the present age.
Category: Religion

Beyond The Conscious Mind

Author : Thomas Blakeslee
ISBN : 9780595338481
Genre : Psychology
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A new understanding of consciousness that helps you to better understand your own and others behavior. Your mind is a self-organized team of specialized independent modules that each take control of your behavior depending upon context. One of these modules, the "self-module," is the verbal interpreter of all of your behavior. However this self-module only controls behavior when you are using self-control. Introspection is thus usually nothing more than self-serving rationalization. Using experimental evidence Blakeslee clearly demonstrates the many mental illusions created by this flawed understanding of self and helps you to develop a new, more accurate, self-concept.
Category: Psychology

Beyond Self

Author : Padmā Caturvedī
ISBN : UOM:39015024401674
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The Priority Of The Other

Author : Mark Freeman
ISBN : 9780199759309
Genre : Medical
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The Priority of the Other provides radical reorientation of our most basic ways of making sense of the human condition. By thinking and being Otherwise, he suggests, we can become better attuned to both the world beyond us and the world within.
Category: Medical

Beyond Self Help Housing

Author : Kosta Mathey
ISBN : UOM:39015025282065
Genre : Political Science
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According to the editor, "The debate about self-help housing and its potential contribution to solving the housing problem is at least 50 years old . . . ." The term refers to the concept that inhabitants must have a part in the planning and running of housing projects--enabled by government and supported by industry and commerce. It is a concept that is still evolving as theory and practical experience intersect. Nineteen contributions detail new thinking and case studies. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Political Science

Soaring Beyond Self

Author : Susan Barry
ISBN : 9781452564265
Genre : Religion
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In Soaring Beyond self insights of modern psychology, death education and neuroscience are complemented by remarkable spiritual passages. Memorable and famous personages pop in to enthrall. Endnotes fascinate. Text incorporated from Barry's first book, Otherwise Fine, addresses letting go of the physical frame as well as the mid-life anxiety of unfulfilled potentials and inauthentic lives.Praise for Otherwise Fine"Susan Barry performs a great service for us in this guide through our death-related anxieties. She draws effectively from research findings and insightful observations that have too often remained out of sight in specialist libraries."--Robert J. Kastenbaum, PhD, professor emeritus, Arizona State University. Author of Death, Society and Human Experience (Eleventh Edition), the Psychology of Death (Third Edition), and on Our Way: the Final Passage Through Life and Death."This is a rare book that compiles strong scholarship with honest, and even humorous, personal self-discovery. the vanity temptation of every writer or artist--preening or personal therapy--is overcome, which empathically benefits us all. the result is an original and important work."--Michael Gregoric, PhD, professor emeritus, University of Connecticut. Author of Principles in Modern Dramatic Criticism. Contributor to Video Therapy in Mental Health.Praise for Soaring Beyond self"This is a must have for anyone born in the window of the 1930's - 1950's. Soaring Beyond self brings us hope of a peaceful transition into the Mystery that is to come. Susan Barry's research is impeccable. I found many treasures of wisdom and practical information in this intelligent and well-written volume." --Jane H. Lahr, Editor. Author of Love. A Celebration in Art and Literature, the Celtic Quest, and Searching for Mary Magdalene."The wisdom offered in the book will indeed help you to soar."--Dr. Bharat S. Thakkar. Book Review. Tathaastu. SO BE IT. Eastern Wisdom for Mind. Body. Soul. Magazine.
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Author : Kathleen Dowling Singh
ISBN : 9781614294610
Genre : Self-Help
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An invitation to everyday mystics: unbind yourself from the causes of suffering and step into grace. “We all want the freedom of sanity and peace, the undefended inclusiveness of love. We all want refuge in grace.” —Kathleen Dowling Singh, from her introduction to Unbinding Unbinding is a spacious and sophisticated unfolding of one of Buddhism’s subtlest foundational teachings—the truth of dependent origination—offered in an utterly intimate voice. Kathleen Dowling Singh offers lyrical reflections on timeless truths and contemplative exercises accessible to anyone, opening the door of insight to all. Drawing on the language and teachings of Buddhism, Unbinding invites everyday mystics from all traditions—or none—to encounter the sacred and experience grace firsthand. Singh shows how illusions of ego obscure our true, unbounded nature and trap us in suffering—as she helps the reader move ever more deeply into living from gratitude, wisdom, and love.
Category: Self-Help

Beyond Self Esteem

Author : Thomas J. Cottle
ISBN : UCSC:32106016787407
Genre : Psychology
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In Beyond Self-Esteem, Thomas J. Cottle argues that America's preoccupation with notions of self-esteem and self-regard not only does not reflect the fundamental nature of the self, but leads to selfish behavior and an inability to devote one's self to friendships. The self, Cottle writes, is predicated on social relationships and, more specifically, on the affirmation each of us offers to the other, as well as the degree of responsibility we find ourselves willing to take for one another. It is Cottle's contention, reinforced by his theoretical positions and by the narrative accounts of children and adults alike, that affirmation of and the assumption of responsibility for other people remain the most ethical human actions.
Category: Psychology

Beyond Humanism

Author : B. Nooteboom
ISBN : 9780230371019
Genre : Philosophy
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This book seeks to set humanism on a new footing. No longer Enlightenment intuitions of an autonomous, disconnected, and rational self but a philosophy oriented towards the relationship between self and other. With this, it seeks to provide an escape from present egotism and narcissism in society. It discusses altruism as well as its limitations.
Category: Philosophy