Zen and the Art of Consciousness

Zen and the Art of Consciousness

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By (author) Susan Blackmore

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  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 15mm | 218g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 185168798X
  • ISBN 13: 9781851687985
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 13,736

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Susan Blackmore combines the latest scientific theories about mind, self, and consciousness with a lifetime's practice of Zen. Framed by ten critical questions that are derived from Zen's teachings, Zen and the Art of Consciousness explores how intellectual enquiry and meditation can expand your understanding and experience of consciousness and tackle some of today's greatest scientific mysteries.

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Dr Susan Blackmore, psychologist and writer, has previously researched and written on consciousness, free will, memes and anomalous experiences. She balances writing, blogging, broadcasting and lecturing with regularly practising Zen. She is the acclaimed author of The Meme Machine. US Susan Blackmore is a psychologist and writer whose research on consciousness, memes, and anomalous experiences has been published in over sixty academic papers, as well as book chapters, reviews, and popular articles. She has a regular blog in the Guardian, and often appears on radio and television. Her book The Meme Machine (1999) has been translated into 12 other languages and more recent books include a textbook, Consciousness: An Introduction (2003), and Conversations on Consciousness (2005). Susan Blackmore is a psychologist and writer who has been published in over sixty academic papers, as well as book chapters, reviews, and popular articles. Her book The Meme Machine has been translated into 12 other languages.

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"Sue Blackmore's "formidable intellect and clarity of approach is complemented by a warm and self-deprecating sense of humour." Psychologist,The "Should be compulsory reading for anyone in consciousness studies and certainly on every psychology course." The Scientific and Medical Network "I do recommend this book both to Susan Blackmore's many admirers and her detractors." Journal of Consciousness Studies