By Richard W. Sears
At the center of this ebook is among the such a lot historic and profound query philosophers, religious seekers, and curious contributors have contemplated because the starting of historical past: “Who am I?”. Advances in sleek technological know-how, and entry to Zen culture, have supplied us with broader and richer figuring out of this subject. Over the chapters the writer, a psychologist and Zen grasp, investigates how the mind fosters a feeling of an autonomous self, situating his learn within the contexts of neuroscience, ecology, evolution, psychology, and of the foundations jap knowledge traditions. The e-book explores a large variety of insights from mind technology, evolutionary biology, astronomy, scientific psychology, recommendations and feelings, psychological future health problems, and Zen Buddhism. This e-book will entice psychologists, psychiatrists, social staff, counsellors, and researchers of jap traditions. normal readers drawn to the functioning of the mind will realize sensible how you can combine interesting new findings on an age-old query into their daily life.
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