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Title:
Why Buddhism is true : the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

©2017
ISBN:
9781439195451
Physical Description:
xii, 321 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
General Note:
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover."
Contents:
Taking the red pill -- Paradoxes of meditation -- When are feelings illusions? -- Bliss, ecstasy, and other reasons to meditate -- The alleged nonexistence of your self -- The confirmed nonexistence of your self -- The mental modules that run your life -- How thoughts think themselves -- "Self" control -- Encounters with the formless -- The upside of emptiness -- A weedless world -- Like, wow, everything is one (at most) -- Is enlightenment enlightenment? -- So remind me why I should meditate?
Abstract:
In Why Buddhism is True, Wright leads readers on a journey through psychology, philosophy, and a great many silent retreats to show how and why meditation can serve as the foundation for a spiritual life in a secular age. At once excitingly ambitious and wittily accessible, this is the first book to combine evolutionary psychology with cutting-edge neuroscience to defend the radical claims at the heart of Buddhist philosophy. With bracing honesty and fierce wisdom, it will persuade you not just that Buddhism is true?which is to say, a way out of our delusion?but that it can ultimately save us from ourselves, as individuals and as a species.
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