Reflecting its wide variety of topics, Buddhism and science is comprised of three sections. The first presents two historical overviews of the engagements between Buddhism and modern science or rather how Buddhism and modern science have definced, rivaled and complemented one another. The second describes the ways Buddhism and the cognitive sciences inform each other, the third address point of intersection between Buddhsim and the physical sciences. On the broadest level this work illuminates how different ways of exploring the nature of human identity the mind, and the universe at large can enrich and enlighten one another.Mind and Life conferences with H. H. the Dalai Lama and various groups of scientists since 1987. ... and object, lend themselves to dialogue with Buddhist philosophy, especially the Madhyamaka view, which is discussed in several essays in this volume. This volume concludes with an essay by physicist Piet Hut, who brings the challenges of this type of interdisciplinary inquiry into the context of daily life.
|Title||:||Buddhism & Science|
|Author||:||Ed. B. Alan Wallac|
|Publisher||:||Motilal Banarsidass Publishe - 2004-01-01|