Book/article reviews

ink-quillAs I describe in About the Blog, I’ve been researching the notion of the “tyranny of the prefrontal cortex” and the pathways towards a “democracy of consciousness” for over three years, and I’m not even close to finished.  I’ve plowed through (sometimes lovingly, sometimes laboriously) about 700 books and articles on the subject.  With this blog, I want to share my current readings with whoever is interested.  I won’t bother to review short “quickie” articles I come across in Nature, Science, PNAS, or other journals.  But when I’ve finished a book or what I view as a “major article”, I’ll share it in these posts.

One note, though: these won’t be a full, objective review of the book/article in question.  I’ll be writing about whatever I found relevant to the subject at hand.  So you’ll get to see the work from the perspective of my “finding the li” research.

The reviews will get listed below as they’re posted (newest on top):

To Acquire Wisdom: The Way of Wang Yang-ming by Julia Ching
A Chinese Ethics for the New Century by Donald J. Munro
Beyond the Postmodern Mind: The Place of Meaning in a Global Civilization by Huston Smith
Rhythms of the Brain by György Buzsáki
The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive On a Volatile Earth by Dianne Dumanoski
Effortless Action: Wu-wei as Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China by Edward Slingerland
Darwinism Evolving: Systems Dynamics and the Genealogy of Natural Selection by David Depew and Bruce Weber.
Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind by Evan Thompson
A Daoist Theory of Chinese Thought: A Philosophical Interpretation by Chad Hansen

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