By Evan Thompson
, Stephen Batchelor (Foreword by)
A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his
groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson
combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain.
shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing.
weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to life's profound questions.
Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives.
About the Author
Evan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto.
is the author of Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind and Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception.
is also the co-author of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience.
is a former holder of a Canada Research Chair.