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Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature Hardcover – December 6, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0195130430 ISBN-10: 019513043X Edition: 1st
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"The virtues discussed in this book need to be brought more to the foreground in society; indeed, the survival of the human race may depend on it."--Contemporary Psychology, APA Review of Books


"This is a work that will be accessible for undergraduates and graduates with an interest in ethics, altruism, Buddhist spiritual practice, evolutions, and neuro-psychologyThe essays are fully referenced, serving as a valuable resource for further reflectionI heartily recommend this work to individuals interested in the emerging dialogue among religion, spirituality and science."--Religious Studies Review, Harvey B. Aronson


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Richard J. Davidson is Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin. He is co-author or editor of seven books and is a Core Member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mind-Body Interactions. Anne Harrington is Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University. She is the Associate Director of the Harvard University Mind/Brain/Behavior Initiative and a Core Member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Mind-Body Interactions.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (December 6, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019513043X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195130430
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,152,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Coracoid Process on July 14, 2011
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Terrific book. Get it if you are interested in Buddhism or are just simply interested in the subject. Different ways of seeing the world was very eye opening and refreshing for me. I had to read it for a class but I truly enjoyed this book.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By E. Turner on February 17, 2012
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An Excellent book received on time and in very good condition. An in depth research on how different beliefs influence our everyday lives.
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