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UBC

2366 Main Mall (New Lab Extension)

Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4

Canada

Company Description

The University of British Columbia, established in 1908, educates a student population of 50,000 on major campuses in two cities and holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning. The largest is 30 minutes from the he ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

John Dunne

Planetary Collegium

Empathy and Consciousness

Affiliations

Fellow
Royal Society of Canada

Advisory Board Member
The MLCSF

Board Member
Phenomenology Inc

Advisory Board of the Center for Subjectivity Research
University of Copenhagen

Member
Life Institute

Member
Program and Research Committee

Advisory Board Member
Santa Barbara Institute

Member
McDonnell Project

Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto

Founder
Lindisfarne Association

Education

A.B.

Amherst College

A.B.

Asian Studies

University of Toronto

B.A.

Asian Studies

Amherst College

M.A.

Philosophy

University of Toronto

Ph.D.

Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science

York University , Toronto

Ph.D.

Philosophy

University

Ph.D.

Philosophy

University of Toronto

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Evan Thompson, Ph.D.

Philosopher Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia


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Evan Thompson
Evan Thompson is currently professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His research centers on embodied cognition, neuroscience of consciousness, phenomenology, and philosophy of mind and cognitive science.
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Thompson, E. (2010). Mind in life: Biology, phenomenology, and the sciences of mind. Cambridge, MA: Belknap. Thompson, E. (2014). Waking, dreaming, being: Self and consciousness in neuroscience, meditation, and philosophy. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Thompson, E. (2001). Empathy and consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 8(5-7), 1-32. Thompson, E., & Varela, F. J. (2001). Radical embodiment: Neural dynamics and consciousness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5(10), 418-425. Varela, F. J., Thompson, E., & Rosch, E. (1991). The embodied mind: Cognitive science and human experience. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.


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Evan Thompson, Ph.D., is the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy; Mind in Life: Biology,Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind; and Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception. He is now Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia and was recently Visiting Professor at the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

According to a recent NY Times review of Thompson's tour-de-force Waking, Dreaming, Being: 'Both Buddhist and Vedic traditions are deeply committed to the idea that consciousness persists independently of the brain. Thompson looks carefully at evidence for out-of-body experiences, reincarnation and, in particular, near-death experiences of the kind heralded in Heaven Is for Real. In all cases, he argues, evidence points to these experiences originating in brains that are either shutting down (dying) or starting back up (resuscitation). Thompson's dogged balance in these presentations makes his doubts that "consciousness - even in its most profound meditative forms - transcends the living body and the brain" all the more resonant.'
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Waking, Dreaming, Being Book by Evan Thompson Evan Thompson: The central idea is that the self is an experiential process, not a thing or an entity.
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Evan Thompson: I've been fascinated by the mind since I was a little kid.
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Evan Thompson: I was introduced to Buddhist philosophy through Tibetan and Zen Buddhist teachers who visited the Lindisfarne Association in the 1970's.
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Evan Thompson: The working assumption of the majority of neuroscientists and biologists is that consciousness depends on the brain.
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Evan Thompson: This debate is fascinating.
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Evan Thompson: I think it's misguided to try to describe or translate Buddhist or yogic concepts into a neuroscience terminology.
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Evan Thompson: My personal practice mainly consists in taijiquan, together with sitting meditation and some yoga asana practice.
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Evan Thompson: When I was twelve years old, I read Laozi's Daodejing and immediately fell in love with it.
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About Evan Thompson
Evan Thompson, Ph.D., is the author of Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness in Neuroscience, Meditation, and Philosophy; Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind; and Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception. Thompson is the co-author with Francisco J. Varela and Eleanor Rosch of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience.
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Thompson is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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