Visions of Compassion Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature Online The Better Ebook ePub

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Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature
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Original EBook Title: Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature More Info: Hardcover, 276 pages
Published First Time: December 6th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 2001) Language of Ebook: English
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This book examines how Western behavioral science--which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature--holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the human potential for altruism, empathy, and compassion. Resulting from a meeting between the Dalai Lama, leading Western scholars, and a group of Tibetan monks, this vol This book examines how Western behavioral science--which has generally focused on negative aspects of human nature--holds up to cross-cultural scrutiny, in particular the Tibetan Buddhist celebration of the human potential for altruism, empathy, and compassion. Resulting from a meeting between the Dalai Lama, leading Western scholars, and a group of Tibetan monks, this volume includes excerpts from these extraordinary dialogues as well as engaging essays exploring points of difference and overlap between the two perspectives.

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