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The Body
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Body

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1987
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

This book explores mind-body philosophy from an Asian perspective. It sheds new light on a problem central in modern Western thought. Yuasa shows that Eastern philosophy has generally formulated its view of mind-body unity as an achievement a state to be acquired rather than as essential or innate. Depending on the individual s own developmental state, the mind-body connection can vary from near dissociation to almost perfect integration. Whereas Western mind-body theories have typically asked what the mind-body is, Yuasa asks how the mind-body relation varies on a spectrum from the psychotic to the yogi, from the debilitated to the athletic, from the awkward novice to the master musician. Y...

The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 229

The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1993-01-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

This book is an inquiry into ki-energy, its role within Eastern mind-body theory, and its implications for our contemporary Western understanding of the body. Yuasa examines the concept of ki-energy as it has been used in such areas as acupuncture, Buddhist and Taoist meditation, and the martial arts. To explain the achievement of mind-body oneness in these traditions he offers an innovative schematization of the lived body. His approach is interdisciplinary and cross-cultural, offering insights into Western philosophy, religion, medical science, depth psychology, parapsychology, theater, and physical education. To substantiate the relationship that ki-energy forms between the human body and...

Body, The
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Body, The

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: Unknown
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

This book explores mind-body philosophy from an Asian perspective. It sheds new light on a problem central in modern Western thought. Yuasa shows that Eastern philosophy has generally formulated its view of mind-body unity as an achievement a state to be acquired—rather than as essential or innate. Depending on the individual’s own developmental state, the mind-body connection can vary from near dissociation to almost perfect integration. Whereas Western mind-body theories have typically asked what the mind-body is, Yuasa asks how the mind-body relation varies on a spectrum from the psychotic to the yogi, from the debilitated to the athletic, from the awkward novice to the master musicia...

Science and Comparative Philosophy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 291
Overcoming Modernity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Overcoming Modernity

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2009-01-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

These last writings by Japanese philosopher Yuasa engage both Western and Eastern thought to reconsider modernity and offer an alternative, more holistic paradigm.

Giving the Body Its Due
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 233

Giving the Body Its Due

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1992
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

These essays bring together disciplinary understandings of what it is to be the bodies we are. In its own way, each essay calls into question certain culturally-embedded ways of valuing the body which deride or ignore its role in making us human. These ways have remained virtually unchanged since Descartes in the seventeenth century first sharply divided mind a thinking substance, from the body an extended substance. The legacy of this Cartesian metaphysics has been to reduce the body by turns to a static assemblage of parts and to a dumb show of movement. It has both divided the fundamental integrity of creaturely life and depreciated the role of the living body in knowing and making sense ...

Kindai Nihon no tetsugaku to jitsuzon shugi
  • Language: ja
  • Pages: 392

Kindai Nihon no tetsugaku to jitsuzon shugi

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  • Published: 1970
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Near-Death Experiences
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Near-Death Experiences

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-06-30
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Near death experiences fascinate everyone, from theologians to sociologists and neuroscientists. This groundbreaking book introduces the phenomenon of NDEs, their personal impact and the dominant scientific explanations. Taking a strikingly original cross-cultural approach and incorporating new medical research, it combines new theories of mind and body with contemporary research into how the brain functions. Ornella Corazza analyses dualist models of mind and body, discussing the main features of NDEs as reported by many people who have experienced them. She studies the use of ketamine to reveal how characteristics of NDEs can be chemically induced without being close to death. This evidenc...

Concepts of Aesthetic Education
  • Language: en

Concepts of Aesthetic Education

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Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 350

Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism

Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism explores a new mode of philosophizing through a comparative study of Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and philosophies of major Buddhist thinkers such as Nagarjuna, Chinul, Dogen, Shinran, and Nishida Kitaro. Challenging the dualistic paradigm of existing philosophical traditions, Merleau-Ponty proposes a philosophy in which the traditional opposites are encountered through mutual penetration. Likewise, a Buddhist worldview is articulated in the theory of dependent co-arising, or the middle path, which comprehends the world and beings in the third space, where the subject and the object, or eternalism and annihilation, exist independent of one another. The thirteen essays in this volume explore this third space in their discussions of Merleau-Ponty's concepts of the intentional arc, the flesh of the world, and the chiasm of visibility in connection with the Buddhist doctrine of no-self and the five aggregates, the Tiantai Buddhist concept of threefold truth, Zen Buddhist huatou meditation, the invocation of the Amida Buddha in True Pure Land Buddhism, and Nishida's concept of basho.