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Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature

 
 
 
 
Visions of Compassion: Western Scientists and Tibetan Buddhists Examine Human Nature
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780195130430
ISBN 10: 19513043
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-12-06
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
List Price: $67.00
 
 

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.