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Ebook | $2.99 Short | ISBN: 9780262318860| January 2014
 

Science for Monks: Buddhism and Science

A BIT of The Really Hard Problem

Overview

How is meaning possible in a material world? Owen Flanagan proposes a naturalistic (rather than supernaturalistic) way to live meaningfully, to live a life that really matters, to flourish, to achieve eudaimonia—to be a “happy spirit.” In this BIT, Flanagan draws on insights from neuroscience and on the transformative mindfulness and self-cultivation practices in Buddhism.

Purchasers of this MIT Press BIT will also receive a discount code (good on the MIT Press website only) for 40% off the price of the book The Really Hard Problem, from which this BIT is excerpted. Please email mitpbits@mit.edu with the order number from your email receipt to receive your discount code.

About the Author

Owen Flanagan is James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy at Duke University. He is the author of Consciousness Reconsidered and The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World, both published by the MIT Press, and other books.