[read online epub] Mystical Consciousness: Western Perspectives and Dialogue with Japanese ThinkersAuthor Louis Roy – Schematicwiringdiagram.co

Provides A Philosophical Account Of Everyday Consciousness As A Way Of Understanding Mystical Consciousness, Drawing On The Work Of Many Western And Some Japanese Thinkers This Book Offers A Philosophical Account Of Ordinary Consciousness As A Step Toward Understanding Mystical Consciousness Presupposing A Living Interaction Between Meditation And Thinking, The Work Draws On Western And Japanese Thinkers To Develop A Philosophy Of Religion That Is Friendly To The Experience Of Meditators And That Can Explore Such Themes As Emptiness, Nothingness, And The Self Western Thinkers Considered Include Plotinus, Eckhart, Schleiermacher, Heidegger, Brentano, Husserl, Sartre, And Lonergan And Japanese Thinkers Referenced Include Nishitani, Hisamatsu, And Suzuki All Employed Centering Prayer, Zen, Or Other Forms Of Mental Concentration Particular Emphasis Is Placed On The Work Of Twentieth Century Catholic Philosopher Bernard Lonergan, Whose Writings On Consciousness Can Inform An Understanding Of MysticismRoy Has Delivered A Meticulously Researched Volume That Will Lead To Further Fields Of Inquiry Philosophy East Westmakes An Important Advance Beyond Much Of The Work On Cross Cultural Comparisons Of Mysticism By Avoiding Typologies Of Mysticism And Actually Interpreting The Writings Of Different Mystics More Importantly, Roy Has Raised A Series Of Crucial Questions About The Relationship Of Mysticism To The Analogical Judgments Of Ordinary Consciousness Nova Et VeteraLouis Roys Primary Objective Is To Clarify And Explain The Dynamics Of Human Consciousness In Its Ordinary And Mystical Forms His Second Objective Is To Engage The Explanatory Power Of This Account To Interpret, Settle, And Reframe Many Of The Questions Central To Debates In The Philosophy Of Mysticism And Interreligious Dialogue He Succeeds Admirably On Both Counts The Journal Of ReligionIt Is The First Intercultural Philosophy To Bring Together The Work Of Bernard Lonergan On Critical Philosophy In The West And Japanese Zen Thinkers There Is A Wealth Of New Insights And The Ramifications Abound John P Keenan, Author Of How Master Mou Removes Our Doubts A Reader Response Study And Translation Of The Mou Tzu Li Huo LunIn The Fields Of Religious Studies And Theology, Thinkers Have Been Engaged In Debates About Such Constructs As Experience, Consciousness, And Mysticism, And Such Philosophical Problems As The Possibility Of Pure, Or Unmediated By Concepts , Experience, Or Consciousness This Book Will Make A Significant Contribution To Those Important Debates Christopher Ives, Author Of Zen Awakening And Society