Buddhism and Science: A Guide for the Perplexed (Buddhism and Modernity)

Buddhism and Science: A Guide for the Perplexed (Buddhism and Modernity)


Beginning within the 19th century and carrying on with to the current day, either practitioners and admirers of Buddhism have proclaimed its compatibility with technological know-how. In Buddhism and Science, Donald S. Lopez Jr. explores how and why those likely disparate modes of realizing the internal and outer universe were so over and over associated. He argues that by way of offering an old Asian culture as suitable with—and even anticipating—scientific discoveries, eu lovers and Asian elites have sidestepped debates at the relevance of faith within the smooth international that started within the 19th century and that also flare at the present time. As new discoveries proceed to reshape our realizing of brain and subject, Buddhism and Science might be essential analyzing for these excited about faith, technological know-how, and their usually vexed relation.

            “In Buddhism and Science, Donald Lopez fills an important hole, and he does so together with his trademark rigor, concision, and élan. No severe pupil of science-and-religion can have the funds for to bypass this book.”—Jack Miles, common editor, Norton Anthology of worldwide Religions

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