The Taboo of Subjectivity

The Taboo of Subjectivity : Towards a New Science of Consciousness

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This book focuses on the relation between science and religion. Alan Wallace argues that for its adherents scientific naturalism has taken on the role of an ersatz religion, with scientism functioning as the fundamentalist branch of that creed. A former Buddhist monk, Wallace brings to bear the ideas of Buddhism about the ultimate non-duality of subject and object. He argues that the inquiry into the nature of consciousness can greatly profit by incorporating some of the methods of the great contemplative traditions of the world, including that of the Christian West.show more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 161.5 x 242.3 x 22.6mm | 497.65g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195132076
  • 9780195132076

About B. Alan Wallace

B. Alan Wallace teaches in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.show more

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"The Taboo of Subjectivity provides a commendable introduction to issues in the relation of science and religion that humanists with an interest in science will find accessible and reasonably persuasive, and its cross-cultural framework offers students of religion a rewarding illustration of comparative work."--The Journalof Religionshow more

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