The Resource Visions of compassion: : Western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature, edited by Richard J. Davidson & Anne Harrington

Visions of compassion: : Western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature, edited by Richard J. Davidson & Anne Harrington

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Visions of compassion: : Western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature
Title
Visions of compassion:
Title remainder
Western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard J. Davidson & Anne Harrington
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines how Western behavioral science 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 essays exploring points of difference and overlap between the two perspectives
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ7805
LC item number
.V57 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Davidson, Richard J
  • Harrington, Anne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meditation
  • Meditation
  • Compassion
  • Altruism
  • Empathy
  • Buddhism
  • Buddhism
  • Empathy
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Human Characteristics
Label
Visions of compassion: : Western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature, edited by Richard J. Davidson & Anne Harrington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. 1. Historical and philosophical background. Training the mind: first steps in a cross-cultural collaboration in neuroscientific research / Zara Houshmand ... [et al.] ; A science of compassion or a compassionate science? What do we expect from a cross-cultural dialogue with Buddhism? / Anne Harrington ; Is compassion an emotion? a cross-cultural exploration of mental typologies / Georges Dreyfus ; Kindness and cruelty in evolution / Elliott Sober ; Understanding our fundamental nature / His Holiness the Dalai Lama ; Dialogues, pt. 1: fundamental questions -- pt. 2. Social, behavioral, and biological explorations of altruism, compassion, and related constructs. Toward a biology of positive affect and compassion / Richard J. Davidson ; Empathy-related emotional responses, altruism, and their socialization / Nancy Eisenberg ; Emergency helping, genocidal violence, and the evolution of responsibility and altruism in children / Ervin Staub ; Altruism in competitive environments / Robert H. Frank ; Dialogues, pt. 2. Pragmatic extensions and applications
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 263 p.
Isbn
9780195130430
Lccn
20010210 78
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46314891
  • (OCoLC)46314891
Label
Visions of compassion: : Western scientists and Tibetan Buddhists examine human nature, edited by Richard J. Davidson & Anne Harrington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. 1. Historical and philosophical background. Training the mind: first steps in a cross-cultural collaboration in neuroscientific research / Zara Houshmand ... [et al.] ; A science of compassion or a compassionate science? What do we expect from a cross-cultural dialogue with Buddhism? / Anne Harrington ; Is compassion an emotion? a cross-cultural exploration of mental typologies / Georges Dreyfus ; Kindness and cruelty in evolution / Elliott Sober ; Understanding our fundamental nature / His Holiness the Dalai Lama ; Dialogues, pt. 1: fundamental questions -- pt. 2. Social, behavioral, and biological explorations of altruism, compassion, and related constructs. Toward a biology of positive affect and compassion / Richard J. Davidson ; Empathy-related emotional responses, altruism, and their socialization / Nancy Eisenberg ; Emergency helping, genocidal violence, and the evolution of responsibility and altruism in children / Ervin Staub ; Altruism in competitive environments / Robert H. Frank ; Dialogues, pt. 2. Pragmatic extensions and applications
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 263 p.
Isbn
9780195130430
Lccn
20010210 78
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46314891
  • (OCoLC)46314891

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