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The Monk and the Philosopher
The Monk and the Philosopher

The Monk and the Philosopher

by Jean-Francois Revel

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Language

English

Publisher

Thorson

ISBN

072253650x - Year: 1999 - Pages: 309

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Jean-Francois Revel
Matthieu Ricard/
Publisher: Thorson
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 309
ISBN/UPC (if available): 072253650x

Description

It is an intellectual banquet - an enlightening and lively encounter that explores mankind's most profound questions.

Two men, father and son, each brilliant in different ways, meet in Nepal to discuss the most questions of human existence, such as: Does life have meaning? What is consciousness? Is man free? The resulting conversation is inspiring, accessible and the most lucid and eloquent meeting of Eastern and Western thought to date. Their vital and practical answers offer revolutionary approaches to how we can enrich the way we live lour lives.

COMMENTS:

The book skillfully educates readers who might be new to both Eastern and Western philosophy. . . A wonderful book.

- Time Out

A serious and stimulating book handling some very abstract matter with sympathy and vigor. - The Sunday Telegraph

Contents

ONE
From Scientific research to spiritual quest

TWO
Religion or philosophy

THREE
The ghost in the black box

FOUR
A Science of the mind

FIVE
Looking for reality : Buddhist metaphysics

SIX
Acting on the world and acting on oneself

SEVEN
Buddhism and the West

EIGHT
Religious and secular spirituality

NINE
Tracing violence to its sources

TEN
Wisdom, science and politics

ELEVEN
The red flag on the Roof of the World

TWELVE
Buddhism : decline and renaissance

THIRTEEN
Faith, ritual and superstition

FOURTEEN
Buddhism and death

FIFTEEN
The supremacy of the individual

SIXTEEN
Buddhism and psychoanalysis

SEVENTEEN
Cultural influences and spiritual tradition

EIGHTEEN
Progress and novelty

NINETEEN
The monk's questions to the philosopher

The Philosopher's conclusion
The monk's conclusion

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