Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist . El diálogo entre padre e hijo, entre un filósofo y un científico y posterior monje budista, el ateísmo de uno y el desapego del otro, el constructor de. Pero, antes que nada, ¿qué es el budismo, en realidad? Jean-François Revel y Matthieu Ricard, padre e hijo, filósofo agnóstico uno y monje el. Libros de Segunda Mano – Pensamiento – Otros: El monje y el filosofo- jean françois revel y matthieu ricard. Compra, venta y subastas de Otros en.

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And the life-experiences that we encounter will end up being labelled good or bad based on how our mind perceives it. A biologist g Buddhist in conversation with a philosopher about the meaning of life.

Part of the issue for me is the fact that I don’t often enjoy the transcribed dialogue format, plus in translation the voices seem oddly stiff or stilted.

The other blind man was told that white was the color of swans. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. David Lee rated it did not like it Apr 12, Hoyadaisy rated it did not like it Oct 02, No trivia or quizzes yet.

If, on the other hand, consciousness is a nonmaterial continuum, there’s no reason wh “If man is no more than his neurons, it’s hard to understand how sudden events or deep reflection and the discovery of inner truths could lead us to completely change the way we see the world, how we live and our capacity for inner joy.

Jean-Francois Revel appears to be well versed with not only the works of the contemporary modern philosophers but also of the ancient greeks and the roman schools of thought. Sep 05, Elia rated it really liked it Shelves: The book had a promising script and I loved the first third into it.


What is the value of scientific and material progress? I just didn’t find it all that engaging. There are many appalling statements in the book that follows from the concept of karma. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The scope of the discussion includes scientific research, metaphysics, politi A biologist turned Buddhist in conversation with a philosopher about the meaning of life. For Ricard, the Western science and philosophy do not matter, the improvement in people material and cultural living conditions have no real value.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Hence it is very important that we train our minds to see things as they are. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism — not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest livin Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity.

As someone who has been interested in Philosophy for several years now, I found this book to be a refreshing read which helped me understand the different goals of the eastern and western schools of thoughts and hence appreciate the consequences of these thoughts that have manifested in terms of the respective cultures. Jul 10, Lee Preston rated it really liked it.


As a cognitive scientist, I’m interested in Buddhism for reasons both intellectual and spiritual. The concept is promising: Had I done this, I feel that I would have enjoyed it all the more. However, there are concepts developed by the Buddhists that are hard to understand and digest for example the concept of no-self and karma. Apr 17, Jon Boorstin rated it really liked it.



Why is there suffering, war, and hatred? The skills of highly trained monks are equally extraordinary, but not observable by others. That’s not to deny reality as we observe it, nor to say that there’s no reality outside the mind, but simply that no ‘reality in itself’ exists.

Nevertheless, it’s an interesting introduction into Buddhism for the Westerner who has an affinity for science and empiricism, and a penchant for skepticism. Interesting discussion about Buddhism.

The mind is behind every experience in life.

Dec 10, Aneesh added it Shelves: If, on the mathhieu hand, consciousness is a nonmaterial continuum, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be able to undergo major changes quite easily, and much more flexibly than a network of physical connections formed during a slow and complex process. Eastern philosophy is enmeshed in religion and has been taught for centuries through the language of faith. It felt like it became redundant, as the father often only scratched the surface, and didn’t press the son further when a truly challenging or difficult topic to address arose.

En Defensa de la Felicidad Matthieu Ricard. What constitutes mpnje and how it is formed shaping our behaviour in response to the outer world? I think that Buddhism is an interesting tradition that will have a growing influence on the Western thought.

A book that I read from cover to cover with an open a mind as I could and really enjoyed the discussion and really enjoyed the concept of the book as I haven’t read one like this before.

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